The Murphy Lab is named after renowned luthier and Master Artisan at Gibson Custom Shop Tom Murphy. It is an elite division of Gibson Custom Shop that strives to deliver classic Gibson models that are historically accurate and realistically aged, with all the mojo and vibe of a vintage Gibson guitar! Thanks to Tom's expertise, these Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab models are the pinnacle of "relic'd" guitars, with a dedication to quality craftsmanship and period-accuracy in aesthetics, tone, and playability that is truly unmatched.
Get your hands on the closest thing you can find to a true Golden Era Gibson les Paul! From hide-glue construction, to chemically re-engineered plastic parts, to laser-scanned body and neck dimensions, Gibson Custom Shop's 1960 Les Paul Standard features all the hallmarks that made 1960 Les Pauls so beloved. These include "reflector" volume and tone knobs, "double-ring" tuner tips, and a fast-playing, 1960 Slim Taper neck profile, making it a favorite for countless musicians, from Eric Clapton to Paul McCartney. This Murphy Lab edition of the 1960 Les Paul Standard features a Wide Tomato Burst Finish and an Ultra Light Aging package to give it a subtly worn look and feel. This reissue's Custombucker 3 Alnico humbucking pickups are top-notch as well - dealing out every bit of that classic PAF Gibson tone players know and love. From its Light Aging package to is authentic 1960 specs, and excellent PAF tone, the 1960 Les Paul Standard delivers the look, feel, and tone of a true 1960, thanks the exceptional attention to detail of Gibson Custom Shop and their Murphy Lab division.
The photos in this ad are of the exact Gibson Custom Shop guitar you will receive: serial number 02165. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about this Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue!
Weight: 8 lbs. 13.3 oz.
Neck Thickness at 1F: 0.82"
Neck Thickness at 12F: 0.92"
Serial Number: 02165
-Body Shape: Les Paul
-Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
-Back: 1-Piece Solid Lightweight Mahogany
-Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
-Weight Relief: None
-Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
-Material: Solid Mahogany
-Profile: 1960 SlimTaper
-Scale Length: 24.75"
-Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number Of Frets: 22
-Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
-Nut Material: Nylon
-Nut Width: 1.687"
-End of Board Width: 2.24"
-Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
-Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
-Finish: Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
-Tuner Plating: Nickel
-Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
-Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
-Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
-Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Double Ring
-Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
-Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
-Control Knobs: Amber Butyrate Top Hats with Silver Inserts
-Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
-Switchwasher: Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Control Covers: Black Royalite
-Strap Buttons: Aluminum
-Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver
-Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
-Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
-Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
-Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
-Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
-Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
-Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
-Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case