The Most Accurate 1956 Goldtop Reissue to Date
The updated Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop brings you the classic vibe of a mid-'50s-era Goldtop equipped with a set of P-90 pickups. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Les Paul Reissue, GIbson has gone back to the drawing board to create the most accurate Les Pauls to date. This 1956 Les Paul Goldtop features an updated antique finish, classic hardware, a hide-glued neck, new truss rod and tuner designs, and vintage-style trapezoid fretboard inlays. And a set of P-90 single-coil pickups gives the Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop unbeatable tone.
Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever
- P-90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul
- Mahogany neck with early-1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
Gibson's latest Custom Shop additions include new appointments to add even more authenticity and vintage vibe to their guitars. Necks are now attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. Gibson Custom Shop also re-engineered the truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor to their original form. They also eliminated the tubing that surrounded the truss rod. New Kluson Green Key tuners now feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications. These features and others make the Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Goldtop one of the most accurate reproductions ever.P-90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul
Warm and creamy, shiny and full of life, the P-90s in this Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop guitar capture the very essence of the classic pre-PAF P-90. Roll back the tone and keep the volume in check. You've got access to the liquid jazz lines Les Paul himself liked to play. Or open them up full throttle and tap into the slightly rude and gritty tone they have to offer. Simple as they are, these classic pickups give the Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop the wide range of classic tone you crave.Mahogany neck with early-1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
When early Les Pauls are discussed (and they are at great length), a big issue is always the neck profile. The earliest Les Pauls had big, fat necks made of mahogany. The neck was slimmed down a bit in 1959, and it finally evolved into what's known today as the SlimTaper neck in 1960. Some players love those huge old necks, while others prefer the SlimTaper design. This '56 Vintage Original Spec Les Paul Goldtop has a bound mahogany neck with a long neck tenon and the original chunky '50s rounded neck profile, which is historically accurate. It lets you really lean into the neck and dig in for the best tone. The rosewood fingerboard has acrylic trapezoid inlays that are accurate in shape and color. Nickel-plated hardware and vintage tulip tuners complete the package.
Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Legendary Les Paul looks and sound with updated appointments
- P-90 pickups deliver classic single-coil tones with bite
- Mahogany body with carved maple top provides sought-after Les Paul tonality
- Neck attached with hide glue
- Goldtop finish has been reformulated for deeper colors; gold is now "greener"
- Fatter '50s neck profile is comfortable and toneful