This lightweight Gibson Les Paul 1958 Chambered Reissue is #61 of 200 Chambered Reissues build in 2011. This CR8 is constructed in similar manner as the Gibson Johnny A. The design of the chambers is quite different from a weight relieved body.
Basically, the Maple top on this pretty Gibson Les Paul CR8 sits on a tonally carved Mahogany bowl with strategically placed stress blocks between the back and top (check the picture). More info on the interesting history of this wonderful design can be found here: chambered-reissue.org
I love the tone and the feel of this guitar. The feel is something that surprised me and other professional player that gave her a try. Most people seem to talk about the tone and the weight of a Les Paul, but the CR adds an extra vibration to the equation which adds up to a great feel. The tone with its extra push, the extra feel and the feather weight with its extra comfort factor prove that this Gibson Chambered-Reissue 58 Les Paul guitars are fabulous! And the weight: 7.37 Lbs, 3.35 kg!
The condition of this one is excellent plus. Comes with original black Custom shop case and Certificate. Pots and caps have been upgraded with Tundratone upgrade to CTS pots and the Bumblebee caps. Here’s a vid of Gregor Hilden playing this guitar:www.youtube.com