Gibson / Gibson Custom Shop Mark Knopfler '58 Les Paul Standard (VOS) / 2014 / Guitar For Sale

RARE! Gibson Les Paul Mark Knopfler VOS 1958 Reissue * Stunning * Light Weight * Low serial * Case + Candy * 58 * R8 *


Originally pre-ordered from a Gibson main dealer here in the UK. Difficult to get hold of at the time as demand far outnumbered supply. The eventual purchasers where those lucky enough to be drawn from a ballot!


Not in mint condition as the previous owner (first owner) had an issue that caused a reaction with the lacquer. This is only present in some areas of the finish (areas of the lower bout / back and sides). As a result there are some affected areas in the lacquer and she comes with a 2019 direct replacement Custom Shop hard case.


Everything else is factory spec/issue, including all the original candy etc (i.e. cert, tags, warranty and Custom Shop toggle switch back plate).


Overall she is in very good condition, not mint, meaning she can still be played/enjoyed yet still retain the status of a highly collectable guitar.


Gibson really nailed it with this run. This guitar in particular is super light-weight, weighing in at well under 9lbs (approx 8.6lbs with no weight relief). This makes for a resonant, comfortable, well balanced and superior sounding instrument - in keeping with an original burst.


In terms of looks... the Maple top is beautiful with subtle figuring that moves and changes depending upon the viewing angle. The vintage finish is also stunning and a true accurate representation of Mark Knopfler's own faded '58 burst.


The best part is that she sounds even better than she looks. The premium woods combined with Gibson's vintage spec wiring and custom wound PAFs result in an outstanding vintage LP tone (the best IMHO) - I recommend viewing the Gibson promotional video featuring Mark Knopfler playing/discussing these very guitars - I'm sure you will agree that these LPs are just a bit special.


Despite the popularity of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits (over 100 million album sales), for some reason Gibson decided to keep production numbers low, with a total run of only 300 instruments. 50 aged/signed, 100 aged and 150 VOS.


Without doubt, the Knopfler '58 Reissue is one of the best, most rare and desirable reissues Gibson have produced to date. Many are in the hands of collectors / Knopfler enthusiasts so they almost never come up for sale.


With prices rising increasingly, this is a great opportunity to own a beautiful and desirable instrument... a nice investment too!

Please message me if you require any further details. Accurate shipping quotes available on request.

 

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UK / EU ShippingUPS next working day service (where available) with full value insurance, tracking and signature required on delivery. Note that an alternative courier (such as Royal Mail / Parcel Force) may be used for smaller items.

 

International Shipping: UPS International service with full value insurance, tracking and signature required on delivery. Please message your Country/Postcode details to receive an accurate shipping quote.

 

Packaging: Note that all item are very well packaged to ensure their safety while in transit. Packaging includes bubblewrap and shipping box.

 

Duty & Taxes: Buyers located outside of the UK assume responsibility for paying any costs related to importing goods, this includes any VAT, Duty, Taxes that may be due.

 

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Payments: Immediate payment required unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed with Hessys prior to purchase.

 

Deposits: 10% deposit can be used for Hessys to put an item on hold. Please contact us for more detals.

 

Item Listings & Availability: All items are available for sale at the time of listing. However, please note that these items are listed on other selling platforms including Hessys own company website. Once an item is sold, all selling platforms are updated as soon as possible. Sometimes an item may be sold on one platform and then, shortly after, sold on another platform before I have had time to remove it. In this rare instance, the item is always sold to the buyer who purchased first.

Hessys Limited, UK  

Contact name:
Kevin
Brands:
Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Suhr, Tom Anderson, Marshall, Mesa Boogie.
Languages:
English
Specialties:
American Vintage and Classic Electric Guitars
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24/7

UK / EU ShippingUPS next working day service (where available) with full value insurance, tracking and signature required on delivery. Note that an alternative courier (such as Royal Mail / Parcel Force) may be used for smaller items.

 

International Shipping: UPS International service with full value insurance, tracking and signature required on delivery. Please message your Country/Postcode details to receive an accurate shipping quote.

 

Packaging: Note that all item are very well packaged to ensure their safety while in transit. Packaging includes bubblewrap and shipping box.

 

Duty & Taxes: Buyers located outside of the UK assume responsibility for paying any costs related to importing goods, this includes any VAT, Duty, Taxes that may be due.


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Payments: Immediate payment required unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed with Hessys prior to purchase.

 

Deposits: 10% deposit can be used for Hessys to put an item on hold. Please contact us for more detals.

 

Item Listings & Availability: All items are available for sale at the time of listing. However, please note that these items are listed on other selling platforms including Hessys own company website. Once an item is sold, all selling platforms are updated as soon as possible. Sometimes an item may be sold on one platform and then, shortly after, sold on another platform before I have had time to remove it. In this rare instance, the item is always sold to the buyer who purchased first.


 

 
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