Posted on by Pete Gerontakos

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NAMM2015: One of the highlights for us at NAMM 2015 was the unveiling of the Gibson Custom True Historic Les Paul series. With a long list of True Historic Parts, Gibson was sure to cover all bases including the original materials, colors finishes, and electronics/dimensions. The True Historic Part specs were all displayed for all to see at the NAMM show on bright 3D model screens along with huge diagram of an unfinished Les Paul in between our favorite guitars the Gibson Custom booth.

All the little things from the top hats, to pick covers and rings, washers, backplates, pickguards, toggle caps, and pegged veneers have been carefully recreated. The body of the True Historic also features a thinner lacquer, which is wet sanded by hand, softer vintage edge profiles throughout, and a double carved and hand sanded top that’s glued now with hide glue. The dish of the top has been re-done using a new sanding process. The neck roll has been changed, while hand filled rolled fingerboard binding and a new scraping process were also utilized to get these as accurate to the original Les Paul. Check out our pictures from the Gibson Custom True Historic Les Paul display at NAMM 2015 below. These guitars are now in stock and are available through the link below! You can also contact our sales staff for more info by emailing sales@themusiczoo.com or calling 516-626-9292!

 

Click here to view our entire stock of Gibson Les Paul True Historics!

 

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New True Historic Parts:

Gold and Black Top Hat KNobs

Pickup Rings

Black Toggle Washer (’57 Custom Only)

Cream Toggle Washer (’57, ’58, ’59 and ’60 Les Paul)

Cream Backplate (’57, ’58, ’59 and ’60 Les Paul)

Cream Pickguard (’57, ’58, ’59, and ’60 Les Paul)

Cream Toggle Cap

True Historic Pegged Veneer

Thinner Lacquer, Wet-Sanded by Hand

Softer Vintage Edge Profiles Throughout

Double Carved and Hand Sanded Top

New Neck Carving Process

Hand Filed Rolled Fingerboard Binding

New Scraping Process

New, Multi-step set up process

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