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  GIBSON CUSTOM MICK RALPHS 1958 LES PAUL STANDARD REPLICA IS HERE
4th December 2017



mick ralphs

The world-renowned Gibson Custom Shop have a new addition to their roster, the Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica.

Mick Ralphs, a founding member of Mott The Hoople and Bad Company, is the creator of massive tones and searing leadwork which are as indelible to rock'n'roll as the sunburst 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard he is known for playing.

Now, thanks to the painstaking efforts of the Gibson Custom Shop, that very guitar has been replicated in precise detail as part of this small limited release. The original (serial #8 7049) was studied in London, where its top carve profile, neck contours and pickup outputs were measured. It took months to craft the prototype which eventually earned the final approval of both its current owner and Mick Ralphs himself.

This resulting run of guitars captures the one-of-a-kind tone, look and feel of the original through the use of hand-selected woods, digitally scanned contours, mapped wear and checking patterns, historic hide-glue construction and vintage-spec materials.

The Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica is not only a playable tribute to a legendary guitarist but an instrument on par with the hallowed Les Pauls of the late 1950s in every way.

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Body
Wood Species: Lightweight Solid Mahogany
Finish: 2 Piece Maple Top

Neck
Material: SolidMahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile: Replica '58 C-shape Profile
Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Jumbo .105"W x .35"H
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Truss Rod: 50's Tubeless

Hardware
Finish: Nickel
Bridge: ABR-1, screws toward tailpiece
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum
Tuning Machines: Aged Kluson Deluxe Single Band, extra holes drilled like original guitar
Pick Guard: Replica Laminated Acrylic
Control Knobs: Amber Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip: Replica Catalin Amber
Switch Washer: Replica Acrylic
Jack Plate Cover: Replica Laminated Acrylic

Available now from gibson.com.









 


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