GIBSON USA Les Paul Custom Shop 58 Hot Rod LTD "Fire Red + Rosewood" (2008)

GIBSON USA Les Paul Custom Shop 58 Hot Rod LTD "Fire Red + Rosewood" (2008)

Squealing Pig Guitars is offering up a gorgeous and rare 1 of 100 ever made - 2008 Gibson Les Paul Standard 1958 Hot Rod. With original case and case Candy! Guitar was owned by one collector and was not played on. Near Mint with the except on one impression to the back of the body.

100 Hot Rod 58’s were made for executives at Hot Rod Magazine, Nascar, etc. as a companion to the 25 also rare 2008 Hot Rod ’60’s that were for sale to the general public. If you have one, you need to have the other!

MINTY and Spectacular… amazing guitar, it’s as simple as that!
The Guitars show at the Peterson auto museum in los angeles can be seen pictured with both models.  Amongst the Collectors Choice LPs, I just fell in love with these guitars and tended to buy every one i came across which happends to be to in the UK over 5 years. This one has the best top, board, and is flawless!!!

Pictures cannot capture how beautiful these guitars are. Notoriously difficult to photograph red… the color per head painter at Gibson is a house of color premium custom finishes candy apple red… translucent. The Gibson custom shop painted HOT ROD lettering uses a special prismatic paint… also house of kolor… and goes from almost invisible when looking straight on, to blazing gold when light hits it from the side. Lots of costly upgrades and without a doubt a fantastic investment.

This guitar has tone and feel that match its looks. Nice rounded neck profile with good/low action. The frets full good and the feel is awesome. No shortage of character for chilled out jazz/blues styles, with plenty of clarity for funky rhythm chops with those 57's. Condition wise, there is nothing nasty to report regarding nicks/dings/impressions. It is very hard to find any signs of previous use – It is very close to receiving that mint condition tag if it wasn't an impression to the back of the body which the camera has picked up if you look very closely. No wear to the nitro finish that shows through from the reflection of light. Collector owned. Comes in original hardshell case with paperwork.


Serial Number: CS86380

Time of Manufacture: 2008

Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA

Neck Profile: 50's Shape Neck Profile

Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

Weight: 9.05LBS

Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's

Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

Colour: Flame Red

Originality: All Original

Dings, Scratches, other: One impression to the back of the body - Please refer to pictures

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: CS86380

    Time of Manufacture: 2008

    Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA

    Neck Profile: 50's Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 9.05LBS

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

    Colour: Flame Red

    Originality: All Original

    Dings, Scratches, other: One impression to the back of the body - Please refer to pictures

£5,399.99Price