Overview

The Les Paul Standards made by Gibson between 1958 and the end of 1960 represent the very pinnacle of American electric guitar craft and rank as the most collectable vintage guitars on the market. These years were the only ones where the Les Paul Standard was built with a flamed maple top with a cherry sunburst finish, a stopbar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge, as well as a pair of PAF humbuckers. An estimated 1700 of the mythical "Burst" Les Pauls still exist today -- find yours on Reverb.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Les Paul Standard "Burst"
Finish
  • Cherry Sunburst
Year
  • 1958 - 1960
Made In
  • United States
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Reviews for the Gibson Les Paul Standard "Burst" 1958 - 1960
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  • My Burst

    I bought my '59 in '71 from an old guy who didn't even play it. He bought it cause he liked it. He said he paid about 280 bucks for it....brand new. He loaned it to me for a few months....and I played it....did some gigs with it....and fell in love with it. I went back to him....and offered him …

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  • Really Nice Guitars

    I played in a rock band in the early Seventies with a guitar player who owned a 59 Burst. I played it often. It played itself.. Very easy to play. It was worth $2200 in 1972. I also owned a 1958 Les Paul Custom, with triple humbuckers. I played it for 30 years ,then sold it . The thing about these g…

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  • Factory "heirloom"

    I wonder if the everyday working Joe's from Kalamazoo ever thought they were making heirlooms. Probably not.

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  • Nice guitar

    I was going to buy this until I saw the shipping cost.

  • No Standard

    Stunning guitar. But one would think, that if your asking that much for a 1959 Gibson Les Paul, that you’d know the term “Standard” was only applied to the 1960 model year of the Burst. And I feel I need to add that stating “only 1700 of these mythical beasts survive today” is a most ridiculous com…