Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop - Vintage Antique Gold

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 P-90 Single-coil Pickups - Vintage Antique Gold
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Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop - Vintage Antique Gold
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The True Historic '56 Les Paul is a Spot-on Reissue

Gibson Custom's True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop solidbody electric guitar gives you authentic vintage feel, playability, and sound. Made to vintage-precise specs, this premium instrument was painstakingly made to match the originals from '56. Every detail is as close to spot-on as possible, down to the double-carved maple top and non-weight-relieved mahogany body. A pair of P-90 single-coil pickups gives the classic axe unbeatable tone. Only a limited number of Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtops are made each year. Order yours today!

Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • True historic 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
True historic appointments are more authentic than ever

When you want a guitar that has all the classic tone and vibe of the original Les Pauls, you'll truly appreciate the Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop electric guitar. The neck and fretboard are attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. Gibson Custom also uses an original spec truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor. Kluson Green Key tuners feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications. Gibson even analyzed the vintage plastics down to the molecular level to ensure accurate reproductions. Take it from the guitar experts at Sweetwater - these features and others make the Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop one of the most accurate reproductions ever.

P-90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul

Warm, creamy, shiny, and full of life, the P-90s in this Gibson Custom True Historic 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 True Historic 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 true Historic '56 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 True Historic 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
  • Vintage non-weight-relieved mahogany body with double-carved, hand wet-sanded finish
  • 1950's style Les Paul neck profile topped with a solid Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
  • Fatter '50s neck profile is comfortable and toneful
  • Hardshell case included
The Gibson Custom True Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop is the most accurate re-creation of a classic LP to date!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Vintage Antique Gold
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape 1956 Les Paul
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoids
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Nut Material Nylon
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR With Thumbwheels/Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Tuners Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup P-90
Bridge Pickup P-90
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone
Strings .010P, .013P, .017P, .026W, .036W, .046W
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number LPR6TVAGNH1

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