1958 Gibson Mark Knopfler VOS Les Paul Custom Shop Historic 58 R8 Lightweight!
Mint condition, collector-worthy. Super light at 8.1 lbs! Nice subtle flame. The guitar everyone wanted but few actually got them. Comes with everything as shown. Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul,...
Mint condition, collector-worthy. Super light at 8.1 lbs! Nice subtle flame. The guitar everyone wanted but few actually got them. Comes with everything as shown.
Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul, a precise replica of Mark’s original ‘58, a favored live and recording companion of one of the most revered players and writers of our time. As multi-platnum hit makers Dire Straits entered the second and most successful phase of their career, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist Mark Knopfler was looking for a new sound to change things up, and he found it in the powerful tone and sultry playing feel of a stunning original ’58 Les Paul ’Burst. This guitar's thick, meaty tone logged the signature riffs of many a hit, and became a cornerstone of this influential British guitarist's sound as a result. The Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul is handcrafted by Gibson Custom after intense hands-on analysis of the original, to match the neck profile, top carve, look, feel, and tone of an exalted original ’58 ’Burst. Its lusciously faded sunburst finish (in a maximum of 100 hand-aged and 150 VOS guitars), select tonewoods, period-correct nickel hardware and plastics, tubeless Historic truss-rod, hide glue neck construction, carefully wound Custom Bucker PAF pickups, and more all add up to a guitar that—with Mark Knopfler's full final approval—comes closer to the original than you could ever imagine.
- Neck: Reissue Historic Long Neck Tenon
- Finish: Hand Aged Nitro Cellulose Laquer (Aged Version Only)
- Hardware: Lightweight aluminum tailpiece and ABR-1 bridge
- Pickups: Custom Bucker PAF-style pickups
- Body: One piece mahogany body with flamed maple top
- Neck Profile: Vintage replica artist's neck profile
- Color selection: Knopfler Burst top and finish, with faded aniline red dye
- Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck Construction: All hide glue neck construction
- Tuners: Gotoh Deluxe single band machine heads