What does reissue Vos mean?
Les Paul reissues become ever more accurate with the new Vintage Original Spec (VOS) range.
What is a vos?
Crafted to Vintage Original Spec VOS stands for “Vintage Original Spec,” and is not a product designation Gibson uses lightly.
When did Gibson start vos?
The Vintage Original Spec line (VOS) best exemplifies the Custom Shop’s unyielding dedication to historical accuracy. The line, launched in 2006, to date has released 17 Les Paul and SG models. Each guitar features solid mahogany backs and long neck tenons to reproduce the sound and sustain of the vintage instruments.
What is the difference between a Les Paul 58 and 59?
In ’59 they had the big neck but they also had the big frets. In ’58, you also had the big neck, and the frets are smaller. In 1960, unless you get a very early production ’60, you get a thinner neck and the big frets.
What is VOS treatment?
What is the Gibson VOS finish? Gibson’s VOS finish uses several hand-sprayed layers of genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, followed by a proprietary hand buffing to give their Vintage Original Spec guitars a glowing, gently-aged patina that can be seen as well as felt.
What is an R9 Les Paul?
It stands for “re-issue”. An R9 is a 1959 Re-issue, an R0 is a 1960.
What does the T stand for in Gibson guitars?
Recently, Gibson announced their 2017 lineup of electric guitars. This largely consisted of a range of Traditional (T) and High Performance (HP) guitars.
Why are 59 Les Pauls so sought after?
It’s as versatile an instrument as it is iconic, and the right hands can wring thunderous riffs, molten solos and warm, clean tones from it in equal measure. Gibson enjoyed its golden era between 1958 and 1960, and the 1959 Les Paul Standards are some of the most highly sought-after guitars in the world.
Which Les Paul neck is best?
I wouldn’t say that one set is better than the other; it’s more that different playing styles might suit different pickups. The Les Paul Standard 50s has a thicker neck profile than the 60s. Most people have a preference of what kind of neck they prefer – if you don’t, I’d suggest coming down and trying them both out.
What is a VOS guitar?
VOS stands for Vintage Original Spec, and refers to Gibson’s line of guitars that use the “original” spec of guitars from the late 50s/early 60s line of Gibson guitars that now sell for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
What is a Gibson R6?
The R6 is Gibson’s Custom Shop replica of a 1956 Gibson Les Paul. The attention to detail is meticulous, capturing all specs found on a vintage ‘Goldtop’. This particular example features a nice fretboard with deep chocolate veins in the rosewood. Overall weight is comfortable at 9lbs.
What does 335 mean Gibson?
Gibson started producing the ES-335 in 1958 and is still in production today. The full name of the model was Gibson ES-335 TD. TD stands for “Thinline, Double Pickups”, but this part of the name was usually left out because all ES-335 models came as a thinline with double pickups.