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Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Light Aged Murphy Lab

   
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SN: 71202

Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz

Neck depth 1st fret: .90"
Neck depth 12th fret: 1.00"

Murphy Lab Light Aging:

Simulates fifty years of average play wear, a favorite guitar that rarely left the comforts of home. More intense lacquer checking patterns, unique to each instrument, are accompanied by light dings, pick trails, finish flaking, and softened edges throughout. Paired with Vintage Original Sheen (VOS) hardware  and hand-rolled fingerboard binding.

As Good as Gold

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

The iconic '57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes. Its elegant gold finish, classic solid mahogany/maple construction and versatile humbucking pickups represent everything one could possibly need in a Les Paul model. This authentic recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Each Custom Shop Reissue is every bit the instrument and statement piece as the priceless vintage examples, providing an ownership experience that is endlessly fun.

Body

Body ShapeLes Paul

Top2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit

Back1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany

Binding1-Ply Royalite

Weight ReliefNone

FinishNitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

MaterialSolid Mahogany

ProfileChunky C-Shape

Scale Length24.75" / 628.65mm

Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit

Fingerboard Radius12"

Number Of Frets22

FretsHistoric Gibson Narrow/Tall

Nut MaterialNylon

Nut Width1.69" / 42.85mm

End of Board Width2.24" / 56.89mm

InlaysAged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid

JointLong Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

FinishNickel

Tuner PlatingNickel

BridgeNo-Wire ABR-1

Saddle MaterialNickel-plated Brass

TailpieceLightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

Tuning MachinesKluson Single Line, Single Ring

PickguardLaminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

TrussRodAuthentic 1950s No-Tube

Truss Rod CoverAuthentic Stepped 2-Ply

Control KnobsButyrate Gold Top Hats

Switch TipAmber Catalin

SwitchwasherSilkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Jack Plate CoverLaminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Control CoversBrown Royalite

Strap ButtonsAluminum

Mounting RingsM69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Pickup CoversAuthentic Profile Nickel Silver

Electronics

Neck PickupCustombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)

Bridge PickupCustombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)

ControlsCTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Pickup Selector3-Way Switchcraft

Output JackSwitchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

CaseBrown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch

AccessoriesGibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Brown Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags