This is the first of the 2018's and the folks at Gibson have outdone themselves here! The all new finishes look great. All True Historic parts used. The necks on these 1958 Reissues are great.The guitar plays and sounds excellent. Just set up and ready to be played! The guitar is mint, it's unplayed with original lacquered hardshell Lifton-style case, COA, paperwork etc... Nice and lightweight too! Being a vintage guitar dealer for years, the frets on the historics of the past never felt right in my opinion. The frets are so much better on these now, feels much more like an old guitar!
The Gibson Custom Shop Historic Series has been getting better and better each year, getting so close to the great examples of the late 50’s and early 60’s.Hide-glue construction, premium tone woods, the all-new 2018 Historic Collection has added more great features. New neck profiles (including an all-new ’58 profile scanned from an original vintage '58) to period correct fretwire and all new “Fade” finishes. Aniline-dyed 1-piece mahogany backs, historically-accurate deluxe Kluson tuners, and incredible maple tops that make each one unique. The Custom Buckers sound great as usual! The case is the lacquered Lifton-style that is more accurate than years past. Incredible guitar!
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