SOLD - Gibson Les Paul 1957 Reissue R7 Goldtop 2013 Historic Makeovers RDS

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I had never owned or laid hands on a Historic Makeovers treated guitar until this week, and new there's two in stock - this and a 1958 reissue.  This is the way this business goes for me - streaky - and this is a good streak to be on!

The Historic Makeovers process not only treats a Les Paul to a sweet, aged look and specs like a 50's Gibson, it also seems to improve playability.  Both this and the R8 set up and play perfectly.

This lightweight example received the "Real Deal Series" treatment: "The guitar goes through our entire Deluxe Package: top carve, neck carve, vintage style truss rod, hot hide glue neck reset, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, Retrospec inlays, Royalite binding, new frets, nylon nut, vintage correct finish, distressing, serial stamp, and headstock silkscreen.

We complete the package by adding a selection of our Retrospec vintage reproduction parts. Each RDS guitar is unique and based on the inspiration and creativity of our team. The result is our best possible value and customer feedback has been excellent."

The wait for your own HM creation is a long one.  Here's a chance to grab one without the wait.

  • Color: Goldtop
  • Weight: 8lbs 6.2oz
  • Body: Mahogany w/Maple Cap
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlay: MOP Trapezoids
  • Frets: Low and Wide
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24.75
  • Radius: 12"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.89"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.94
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret:
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware: Original
  • Bridge Pickup: 7.84k Gibson Patent Applied For
  • Neck pickup: 7.88k Gibson Patent Applied For
  • Tuners: Original
  • Pots: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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