Gibson Custom Standard Historic Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul VOS (Knopfler Burst)
The long-awaited Knopfler Les Paul is available for order at last! One of the world’s preeminent singer/songwriters and a sublime guitarist to boot it is great to see the fantastic Mr. Mark Knopfler honoured with a signature Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul based on his favourite original 1958 example. This VOS (‘Vintage Original Spec’) example is one of just 150 worldwide and has the patina of a gently aged vintage guitar.
Gibson Custom is pleased to announce the release of the Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul, a precise replica of Mark’s original ’58, a favoured live and recording companion of one of the most revered players and writers of our time. A limited run of 150 Standard Historic VOS guitars will be built. Here are the details: Knopfler ‘Burst Nitrocellulose finish, Serial number MK-005, Two piece figured Maple top, One piece Mahogany body, Indian Rosewood fingerboard with the Cellulose Trapezoid inlays on a Knopfler profile shaped Mahogany neck, Custom Bucker bridge and neck pickups, ABR-1 bridge and a lightweight Aluminum stop tailpiece, Gotoh/Gibson Deluxe tuning keys, 8.2 pounds, With hardshell case.
Body: 1 Piece Genuine Mahogany, 2 Piece Figured Maple Top
Neck: 1 Piece Genuine Mahogany, Double-Carved, Knopfler Profile
Fingerboard: 1 Piece Indian Rosewood, Hand-Rolled Binding
Inlay: Cellulose Trapezoids
Finish: Knopfler ‘Burst Nitro-Cellulose (VOS)
Tuners: Gotoh Gibson Deluxe, Single Band
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar-Nickel
Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker
Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker
Headstock: Les Paul Standard, “Broken” Edges
Knobs: Gold Top Hats
Also included: Reissue Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity in Binder