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New 2021 Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard V1 
VOS Deep Cherry Sunburst

1960 was a pivotal year for the Les Paul Standard. Over the course of 12 months, Gibson changed changed neck profiles twice, from the original C-profile to the new SlimTaper, then to an even thinner SlimTaper. They also updated colors and knobs for a brighter flashier appearance in the middle of the year. This guitar represents that oroginal, early-1960 edition.

This limited-edition 60th Anniversary model celebrates the iconic 1960 Les Paul Standard, which has shaped music across genres for six decades. The artisans at Gibson Custom Shop have proudly recreated the experience of owning a priceless original thanks to painstaking attention to detail and tireless study of vintage examples, closely following the three distinct versions seen within 1960. Those made in the first third of the year (V1) had the same specs as 1959 models, while the middle third (V2) had thinner neck profiles, different knobs and brighter colors. The final third (V3) featured even thinner neck profiles. Each version is available within this historic limited run of instruments, inspiring players in different ways. Included is a 60th Anniversary switch plate, a commemorative Certificate of Authenticity booklet and a vintage replica hardshell case.


  • Nitro-finished 2-piece maple top on lightweight mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale, medium-C profile mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Custom Shop Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted) pickups
  • vintage-wiring, 3-way switch
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage-Style tuners


  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  • Neck shape: V1 59 Spec Rounded with slight v
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
  • Neck finish: VOS Nitrocellulose lacquer


  • Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 42.85 mm / 1.687 in / Nylon


  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Bridge: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Control layout: 2 Volume/2 Tone 
  • CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers
  • Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • CTS 500s audio taper pots
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way Switchcraft


  • Bridge type: No-Wire ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring (V1)
  • Color: Nickel


  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Aged Brown/Pink Reissue 5-Latch
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States





2021 Gibson Custom 60th Anniversary '60 Les Paul VOS Deep Cherry Burst $6499

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