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Gibson Custom Shop R8 Tom Doyle "TIME MACHINE" #53

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TOM DOYLE "TIME MACHINE" RELIC #53

Featuring Doyle Coil TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers, and '59 Holy Grail Harness with 550K Pots & PIO Bumble Bee Caps.

From the COA: 

This Tom Doyle "Time Machine" Relic Les Paul '58 Reissue is an authentic & faithful aged recreation of an oft played 1958 Les Paul "Burst". This one of a kind hand aged masterpiece features Tom Doyle's Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers, Real '59 Holy Grail Harness, and an exquisite vintage hand aged Lifton case. Every single part & piece has been painstakingly pored over, aged, relic'd, and antiqued in order to recreate the look and feel of a decades old, gigged 1958 Les Paul Standard.

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN PART OF THE ACTUAL LES PAUL LEGACY...

Every single part, piece, widget, screw, and molecule of this guitar has been meticulously aged, relic’d, antiqued, and worn down… EVERYTHING! The Doyle crew does this not just for atheistic reasons (although it does look mighty cool!), but to make the entire guitar “open up”, resonate, vibrate, and sing. No razor blade checking here, baby… it’s all REAL actual hot/cold weather checking and spider cracking that releases this vintage monster from its “shell”. The wood of the guitar comes alive, and the Doyle Coils PAF Humbucker pickups let you hear the very essence of the structure of the guitar itself… that’s why old, played down, vintage Les Paul guitars sound so damn amazing, and why this one does too! It’s just like a REAL Played ’58 Burst… without the half million dollar price tag!

The next time you look at an Aged or Relic'd Les Paul take a really good look. Have you ever seen or played, first-hand, what a real late 50’s Model Les Paul Standard actually looks like when it’s been played for almost 60 years? Doyle has, more times than he could possibly count over the last 5 or 6 decades. When looking at a “factory aged” Les Paul have you ever noticed how the only thing that seems to really get aged is the top, and perhaps (ever so slightly) the nickel hardware? Now compare that to a Real Vintage 1958 Les Paul Burst that has been played its whole life; a keen eye will quickly notice all the outrageous shortcomings of these so called “aged” guitars.

When Tom Doyle and his team Vintage Age and Relic a Les Paul guitar, the ENTIRE guitar gets complete attention. Think about it for a moment, how could an almost 60 year old guitar have a weather checked top but then have brand new shiny volume and tone knobs with no “greening”, or perfectly clean finger indicators with no rust? How could the top be so old, but the hardware looks clean and new? Why are the tuning keys brand new and not discolored, the nickel housing not patina’d and rusted? How can the pearloid fret markers not be discolored? And for God’s sake, how can all the plastics be fresh, clean and crisp, right from the factory? Compared to a Doyle "Time Machine" Relic these supposedly aged or relic'd (and very expensive) Les Paul guitars just don't meaure up, that is if you are trying to recreate the magic of a truly vintage Gibson. 

 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brand: Gibson Custom Shop / Tom Doyle "Time Machine"
  • Model: 1958 Les Paul Historic Burst w/ "Time Machine" Super Premium Relic'd and Aged (#53)
  • Serial Number: 811507 (2021)
  • Body Wood: One-Piece Mahogany 
  • Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • Neck Wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Authentic '58 Medium Chunky C-Shape (.896" @ 1st fret, 0.994" @ 12th fret)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22, Historic Medium-Jumbo
  • Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Nut: 1.683", Nylon
  • Tuners: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
  • Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Pickups: Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF's
  • Controls: Volume (x2), Tone (x2), 3-Way Switch
  • Finish: Cherry Burst
  • Case: Hand-aged Lifton
  • Weight:  8 lbs  8 oz
  • Observations: Aside from the real deal (an actual Les Paul from the late '50s), we all agree these "TIME MACHINES" are the finest Les Pauls any of us has ever played. The custom Holy Grail Harness offers up true volume control, from 1 to 10, offering up myriad tones available from just small adjustments to the volume knob. The clarity of the TRU-CLONES pickups are so refreshing, eliminating the "mudiness" normally associated with Les Pauls. Finally, the set up of the stop tail-piece and bridge serves up tone, sustain and versatility you just won't find in a stock Custom Shop guitar from Gibson. A true masterpiece!

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT (512) 243.6036 OR sales@austinguitarhouse.com

To learn more about Tom Doyle "TIME MACHINES", watch the video below about #49 we just sold recently.

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