Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul - Antique Gold VOS

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Antique Gold
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Like Playing an Original 1957 Les Paul

Gibson Custom's Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul brings you the classic vibe of a late-'50s era Goldtop, equipped with a set of Custombucker pickups. This vintage-spec'd axe features an updated antique finish, classic hardware, hide-glued neck and fingerboard, new truss rod and tuner designs, and vintage-style trapezoid fretboard inlays. The playability, feel, and tone of this guitar is completely vintage. Few guitarists can deny the appeal of the Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul.

Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Updated vintage appointments
  • CustomBucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone
  • Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
Updated vintage appointments

Gibson's Custom Shop additions include new appointments to add even more vintage vibe to their guitars. Necks and fretboards 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. Take it from the guitar experts at Sweetwater - these features and others make the Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul a dream come true for fans of vintage Gibsons.

CustomBucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone

Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to the Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul's electronics as they did to its aesthetics. Beginning with vintage CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors, every part of its internal signal path is designed to give you absolutely dead-on '57 Les Paul tone. Of course, it's next to impossible to find genuine '50s PAFs (even for Gibson). Instead, the Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul sports a pair of Gibson's CustomBucker humbuckers. The CustomBucker is the most historically accurate PAF copy ever.

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 Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul has a bound mahogany neck with long neck tenon and the original chunky '50s rounded neck profile, which is historically accurate.

Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • >The sound, look, and feel of a '57 Les Paul
  • Solid mahogany body with carved maple top provides sought-after Les Paul tonality
  • Goldtop VOS finish has been reformulated for deeper colors, gold is now "greener"
  • Period-correct rounded neck profile
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck, with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
  • Neck and fingerboard attached with hide glue
  • Custom Shop hardshell case included
Get the look, sound, and feel of an original LP with the Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Goldtop Les Paul!

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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 Lacquer
Color Antique Gold VOS
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Early '50s Rounded
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Cellulose Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 bridge/Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Kluson Deluxe
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings .010 - .046
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number LPR74VOAGNH1

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