Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue VOS - Double Gold

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This is the incredibly special Gibson Custom Shop ’57 Les Paul Goldtop. It showcases Gibson Custom Shop’s stunning attention to detail in recreating one of the most iconic guitars of all time. The solid mahogany neck is incredibly comfortable with its Chunky C-Shape profile and slightly thinner 1.687” nut width, both of which allow you to effortlessly move up and down the neck, yet have a full-in-hand feel when chording. It is also adhered with hide glue, which provides superior resonance and sustain that gives you a profound sense of satisfaction every time you strike a chord or a single note. The non-weight-relieved body has a substantial feel, yet isn’t overly heavy and transfers energy beautifully. The Custombucker Alnico III pickups are quite a bit richer than what you can find in most other Les Pauls and the pointers on the gold top hat knobs let you know exactly how you are dialing in your sound. The overall aesthetic is perfect, with a Dark Back and Double Gold finish. If you’re looking for a true vintage ’57 top but don’t have an extra $150K lying around, then this Gibson Custom Shop version is the right choice.


-Weight: 9 lbs. 0.0 oz.
-Neck Thickness at 1F: 0.90"
-Neck Thickness at 12F: 1.02"

-Body Shape: Les Paul
-Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
-Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
-Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
-Weight Relief: None
-Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

-Material: Solid Mahogany
-Profile: Chunky C-Shape
-Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
-Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number Of Frets: 22
-Frets: Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
-Nut Material: Nylon
-Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm
-End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm
-Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
-Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

-Finish: Nickel
-Tuner Plating: Nickel
-Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
-Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
-Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
-Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
-Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
-Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
-Control Knobs: Butyrate Gold Top Hats
-Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
-Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Control Covers: Brown Royalite
-Strap Buttons: Aluminum
-Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver

-Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
-Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
-Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
-Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
-Output Jack: Switchcraft

-Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
-Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
-Accessories: Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Brown Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags