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UPDATE: this contest is over!  Congratulations to our winner, John from Stevenson Ranch, CA and thanks to all who joined our newsletter.  Our current giveaway can be found here!

We are giving away the biggest prize in The Music Zoo’s history to someone one our mailing list, and all you have to do to win it is join our newsletter!  This Gibson Custom Shop Limited Run 1958 Les Paul Reissue, 1 Pickup, Figured Top, in gorgeous Gloss Sunrise Teaburst retails for $6350.59, and we are giving it away absolutely free!  Simply enter your email to receive our email newsletter and you could be the next winner!  We will randomly select and contact a winner via email on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011.

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Follow the jump for more details and pictures of this awesome ’58 Single Pickup Les Paul!  Click here to visit our Official Free Gear Giveaway page, read the contest rules, and see past prize winners.
This is the actual prize guitar, serial number 801189.  It’s a brand-new, Custom Shop tone monster:
Some background information on this Single Pickup Les Paul Limited Edition:
One morning recently we were having coffee with our good friend Gary Blankenberg, a man who has probably forgotten more about guitars than most will ever know, and the topic of discussion was the Les Paul Junior. We agreed that it may be the ultimate rock and roll tone machine; the lean, single pickup configuration just begs for it to be played wide open. Then Gary said, “Hey you know what would be cool?, a flametop burst with 1 pickup. Just 1 pickup and ‘go’.” It was hard to argue with that logic. So, we called up Gibson Custom Shop to discuss, and the Limited Run Single-Pickup ’58 Les Paul Figuredtop was born.

These guitars are built to the same specs as Historic ’58 Reissues with a few minor changes including a lightly figured top, wraparound tailpiece, and short neck tenon. With one pickup and half the control knobs, more of the beautiful figured maple top is seen. Also, the lack of a neck pickup make these great strumming guitars with plenty of room around the strings. The single pickup ’58 isn’t the one trick pony you may think it is, the tone and volume knobs give you plenty of control so you are not limited to one sound. Adjusting either in the slightest way can make a huge tonal difference, from searing distortion to a nice, gritty rhythm sound.

This one has an awesome top with great, subtle flames. There is also some interesting “swirling” patterns in the inlays.

  • Mahogany Body
  • Carved, Lightly Figured Maple Top
  • Single-Ply Body Binding
  • One-Piece Solid Mahogany Neck
  • Short Neck Tenon
  • 24-¾” Scale Length
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 22 Frets
  • Trapezoid Inlays
  • Single Burstbucker Pickup
  • Vintage-Style Tulip Tuners
  • CTS Potentiometers
  • Bumble Bee Capacitors