Gibson Custom '57 Les Paul Goldtop w/ Bigsby "Made To Measure" - Antique Gold VOS No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Two Humbuckers, Vibrato, and Hard Case - Antique Gold
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Gibson Custom '57 Les Paul Goldtop w/ Bigsby "Made To Measure" - Antique Gold VOS
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A '57 Les Paul with a Bigsby!

The Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS with Bigsby is as close as Gibson has ever come to producing a Goldtop that might just have popped out of a time machine set to go back to 1957. This axe features an updated antique finish, classic hardware, a hide-glued neck, new truss rod and tuner designs, and vintage-style trapezoid fretboard inlays. Owning the Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS solidbody electric guitar is truly like owning a piece of music history.

Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS with Bigsby Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever
  • Custom Bucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone
  • Mahogany neck with early '50s profile and rosewood fingerboard
Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever

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 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS one of the most accurate reproductions ever.

Custom Bucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone

Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS's electronics as they did to its aesthetics. Beginning with vintage CTS potentiometers and Bumblebee 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 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS sports a pair of Gibson's CustomBucker humbuckers. The CustomBucker is the most historically accurate PAF copy ever. Sweetwater knows that your guitar's tone is important to you, and we're confident that the Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS with Bigsby has the sounds you want.

Mahogany neck with early '50s 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 '57 Les Paul Goldtop VOS has a bound mahogany neck with long neck tenon and the original chunky '50s rounded neck profile, which is historically accurate.

Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS with Bigsby Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • The most historically accurate reissue of the iconic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS to date
  • Solid mahogany body for ultimate tone and sustain
  • Bigsby vibrato tailpiece for smooth bends
  • Goldtop finish has been reformulated for deeper colors, gold is now greener
  • VOS finish
  • Period-correct rounded neck profile
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
  • Carved maple top
  • Custom Shop hardshell case included
The Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS with Bigsby is the most accurate re-creation of a classic LP to date!

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Manufacturer Part Number LPR7RVAGNBPTR

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