2017GIBSONLES PAULCUSTOM SHOP'R8' VOS1958 REISSUE'BOURBON BURST 'SURELY ONE OF THE NICEST R8's IN THE COUNTRY !PRISTINE CONDITIONZERO FRET WEARGORGEOUS DEEP AND RICH AUTUMN SHADES TO THE BURST !WEIGHT : 8.9 LBS ON ULTRA SHIP DIGITAL POSTAL SCALESNICE WEIGHT FOR AN R8 !SOUNDS INCREDIBLE ! VERY FAT, WARM AND RESONANT ...ORIGINAL PICKUPS HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR A SET OF HIGHLY REGARDED AMBER PICKUPS 'SPIRIT OF '59' MATCHED SET.... HAND SCATTERWOUND... INCREDIBLE TONE .... 450 EUROS A SET...AND A VAST IPROVEMENT OVER THE BLAND SOUNDING ORIGINALS .... THESE HAVE WAY MORE 'LIFE' IN THEM !more info here :https://www.tubeampdoctor.com/en/amber-pickup-set-spirit-of-59?number=AP-SPO59-SET-N-VProduct information "Amber Pickup SET: Spirit of 59"As the name suggests, the Spirit of 59 embodies the spirit of the mystical end-50s humbuckers.Many analyses and repairs of old originals resulted in the concept for this pickup, which is a possible interpretation of this legend.The Spirit has an incredibly fast response and a "smacky" attack. Many components in the right dosage contribute to the unique sound of the Spirit of 59.For example, the coils are scatter wound by hand and are NOT cast in wax.The result is an extremely transparent and dynamic sound without unnecessary capacitive resistances, which otherwise tend to reduce treble and dynamics.Another highlight of the Spirit of 59 is the use of an authentic AlNiCo IV magnet, which was so very sound-defining for the humbuckers of this period of time.The AlNiCo IV magnet increases the definition (the sound seems more acoustic) and it boosts the low frequencies, giving the sound more fullness.The neck pickup sounds powerful, extremely defined and clear. It has a DC resistance of approx. 7.2 kΩ. The bridge pickup is moderately overwound and is about 8.4 kΩ.Both pickups are wound with the historically correct #42 plain enamel wire.ALSO FITTED WITH A FABER ALUMINIUM LOCKING TAILPIECE WHICH ADDS TREMENDOUS SUSTAIN AND MUCH MORE 'AIRY' TONE !„Faber®“ Aluminum Tailpiece. Correct Vintage Style.
It is an extremely lightweight, nickel-plated tailpiece, available in a glossy polished version or in “aged” … Take a look at the pic.There's no need to replace your current tailpiece studs, the new tailpiece will fit perfectly and provide a tight connection.
In the 50s Gibson used to use Aluminum for their Les Paul tailpieces… They changed that practice to reduce costs and their guitars now sport zinc tailpieces.
Today, zinc tailpieces are the “Standard hardware” on all Gibson models except Custom Shop guitars, and are also standard on all Gibson-style Replica models.
The Aluminum tailpieces weigh 1/4 that of the zinc and produce a very different sound. They transfer vibrations differently, resulting in a woodier, more airy vintage tone - richer, rounder mids but with more upper harmonics as well.
Unplugged, the guitar seems almost more "acoustic" and resonant. Plugged in, the notes are warmer and rounder with more harmonics vs. heavier fundamentals with the zinc.SAVE HUGE ON A NEW R8 !Wonderful Mahogany graining on the back and sides !gorgeous rich looking Rosewood...A REAL SHOW STOPPER ! AND PLAYS / SOUNDS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS !A FANTASTIC INVESTMENT HERE ASWELL AS JUST A GREAT GUITAR TO OWN AND PLAY...A GUITAR LIKE THIS DESERVES TO BE PLAYED !. ..A TRUE 'UNDER THE BED' PIECE !Comes with original Lifton reissue hardcase in very good condition, plus all the factory case candy pictured including the Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, original tailpiece and studs..Guitar has just been professionally set up for a smooth low action with no fret buzz.....it plays superbly
✮PRISTINE✮ 2017 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R8*1958 Reissue ✮BOURBON BURST✮58*R9