Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Reissue - Gold Top with Natural Back No Longer Available

Extremely Limited Edition Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, 2 x Dog Ear P90 Single-coil Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Goldtop
Item ID: LPRGTP90

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Go Back to 1956!

This Gibson 1956 Les Paul Reissue solidbody electric guitar is one heck of a cool guitar, even by Gibson Custom Shop standards. That's because, unless you plan to fire up that old time machine of yours, you're just not going to find a spot-on replica of a 1956 Les Paul in this kind of condition. With an original un-chambered mahogany body and a pair of vintage P90 pickups, the 1956 Les Paul Reissue gives you warm, full-bodied tone that seems to sustain for days. You can play anything from hard rock to smooth jazz with this beauty and it'll put a smile on your face. And that's just the beginning. Keep reading to get the full scoop on this awesome Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Reissue solidbody electric guitar.

Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Reissue Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Dog-ear P90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul
  • Vintage hardware gives this guitar its period-correct look
  • Beyond limited edition - this guitar's a collector's dream-come-true
Dog-ear P90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul

When the Les Paul first came out, the P90 was the only pickup option. And when PAF humbuckers came out (just a year after the original 1956 Les Paul), P90s were all but reduced to "budget pickups." Well, it only took about a decade or three for many guitar players to come back around to the good old P90. Why? Because it sounds great! Warm and creamy, shiny and full of life, the P90s in this rare Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Reissue guitar capture the very essence of the classic pre-PAF Dog Ear P90. Roll back the tone and keep the volume in check, and you've got access to the liquid jazz line 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 Shop 1956 Les Paul the wide range of classic tone you crave.

Vintage hardware gives this guitar its period-correct look

It wouldn't be a real classic Les Paul without all of the right hardware. That's why the Gibson Custom Shop went back to the original hardware when they created this 1956 Les Paul Reissue. There's a set of vintage single-band reissue tuners, and atop its gold-painted maple top, you'll find a beautiful gold ABR-1 bridge and a lightweight tailpiece to match. An original-style black reissue pickguard, black P90 pickup covers, and a set of black Top Hat knobs round out the aesthetics nicely too. This tribute to the original 1956 Les Paul also goes below the surface, where you'll find CTS pots and classic Bumble Bee capacitors. Altogether, this hardware gives your Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Reissue the look and feel you'd expect from a mint-condition original.

Beyond limited edition - this guitar's a collector's dream-come-true

Let's put this as short and sweet as we can: this Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Reissue isn't really part of any particular series, and its not a production model. In fact, the only reason you're looking at this on Sweetwater.com is because the Gibson Custom Shop called and said they just happened to make just a handful few of these 1956 Les Paul Reissue guitars. Naturally, we were thrilled to be able to offer such a fine instrument to you. What does that mean? If you're a collector, it means you've got yourself one heck of a collectable guitar here. And if you're looking for a dead-on 1956 Les Paul to play, then you're in luck, because you're not going to have to custom order one yourself. Either way, you win. So go ahead - indulge yourself and get that one classic electric guitar you've been wanting for years. Order this Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Reissue from Sweetwater today.

Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Reissue Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A spot-on recreation of an original 1956 Les Paul, down to the look, sound, and feel of the instrument
  • Classic Goldtop color brings you back to the golden days of the Gibson guitar company
  • Original P90 single-coil pickups deliver the classic sound of an early-model Les Paul
  • Vintage-accurate black and gold hardware capture the spirit of this legendary guitar
  • One-off limited run model is a collector's dream-come-true
  • Documentation and hardshell case included
Take home a legend, order this Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Reissue guitar from Sweetwater today!

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Manufacturer Part Number CQ5652

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