1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard


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  • Year: 1958
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul Standard
  • Case: Hard
  • Color: Sunburst
  • Condition: Very Good

Original 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard, pretty sunburst finish faded to a pale cherry-burst over a mild-moderately figured top with good depth. The overall condition is pretty good, showing signs of honest playing wear, dings, and checking. It's been re-fretted with wire that is slightly larger than original, but smaller than '59 wire. There's lots of height left on the wire so it plays nice and it weighs a comfortable 8.8 pounds. It had Grovers on it at one time, but the original tuners have been properly re-installed. The PAF pickups read 8.0k ohms at the bridge, and 7.6k ohms at the neck...the covers have been off & on again. The sound of this one is AMAZING, but that's no surprise, it was owned and used extensively by the late-great Gary Moore, and featured on his 'After Hours' record. I have tons of documentation including records, photos, posters, and magazine articles featuring Gary with this guitar. There's also YouTube videos of him using it for "Cold Day in Hell", "Since I Met You Baby", and "Separate Ways". I also have footage of him playing the guitar live onstage in NYC! Gary Moore was one of the baddest mofo's to ever strap on a guitar, and here's your chance to own a piece of true rock history; I'm seriously considering keeping this one!