Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS - VOS Washed Cherry Burst
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Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS - VOS Washed Cherry Burst

1959 Les Paul Standard VOS - VOS Washed Cherry Burst, LP モデル from Gibson in the Custom Shop Les Paul series.

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Hatsubai 08/14/2011

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS - VOS Washed Cherry Burst : Hatsubai のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Classic styling and tone"
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The Gibson 1959 model is one of the more popular models that Gibson has reissued. In reality, it's not that different from the other models they have. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, hard tail bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

The inlay work on this was done nicely. There were no fillers or anything like that in there like I've found in some lower end Gibsons. The nut itself was cut properly, although the string gauge that was put on this guitar was wrong. Someone put 11s on it, and they were a touch too big for the nut on the bass side. The fretwork itself seemed to be great with no annoying edges slicing your hand or uncrowned frets.

SOUNDS

This guitar was killer, but it had aftermarket pickups installed in it. The guitar had a JB and a Jazz installed. The JB in the bridge is awesome for everything from blues to metal. It can really do every genre, it's that versatile. The mahogany body helps keep the JB sounding fat, and the bass on it is perfect enough to where it's not super tight to where it sounds sterile but it's also not super loose to where it sounds flabby. The Jazz in the neck is like a cleaner, more polite 59. It has a bit more treble and sounds a bit more linear, but it delivers some awesome clean and lead tones. I find that it's a bit clearer sounding than the 59.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm a huge fan of the aftermarket pickups that were put in this. They really gave it some life, but I'm more of a heavy metal player, so keep that in mind. If you're looking for that classic Gibson sound, you'll probably want to keep the stock pickups that were installed from the factory.