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Gibson Custom 2014 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar (with Case)

This Gibson Custom Shop reissue recalls the era when Goldtop Les Pauls rocked PAF humbuckers. Here, CustomBucker pickups recreate that legendary warm sound. Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Carved maple top Impeccable feel, enhanced body contours
CustomBucker (Alnico III) pickup Sparkling tone; great articulation in the midrange
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Kluson Deluxe tuners Precise tuning; vintage appeal

Gibson Custom 2014 1957 Les Paul Goldtop

By 1957, Gibson's evolving Les Paul Model guitar had already undergone several key modifications that would remain as the foundation of the iconic version known around the world today as the Les Paul Standard. But while the addition of the new ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece one year earlier had greatly improved the overall functionality of the Les Paul, nothing would compare with the addition of Gibson's pioneering new PAF humbucker in 1957, the pickup that truly made the Les Paul a legend. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop is the closest thing to taking a time machine more than 55 years back in time to land your own original, and now features a host of exacting details to make it the most accurate recreation of the '57 Goldtop ever created.

In addition to its foundation of a solid, lightweight mahogany body with carved maple top and a glued-in, quarter-sawn mahogany neck with long-tenon neck joint, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specifications. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide neck glue, a historic truss rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Gold top and mahogany back/neck finish colors, the latter treated to Gibson Custom's proprietary VOS process for a gently worn look and feel. In every other detail the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue remains true to its inspiration, too, including the chunky, rounded '50s neck profile that not only feels great in the hand, but transmits added string vibration from neck to body for enhanced resonance and sustain.

At the direction of legendary Gibson President Ted McCarty, Gibson engineer Seth Lover began working on a pickup with hum-cancelling capabilities sometime in 1954, applying for a U.S. design patent -- hence the name "Patent Applied For," or "PAF" -- on June 22, 1955. By early 1957, the standard double-coil version of the humbucker pickup had begun to appear on Gibson ES-175s and ES-350Ts, and eventually on the Les Paul Model Goldtops of the same year. Gibson Custom's Custom Bucker pickups accurately recreate the original PAFs of the late '50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF "bite." These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar's volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing "woman tone" when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson's state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

Features:

- One-piece rosewood fretboard
- Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
- Custom Buckers
- Kluson Deluxe machine heads
- Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
- Accurate body and fretboard binding color
- Goldtop top and back color change

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- Top: Carved Maple Top
- Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
- Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
- Neck Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
- Profile: Early '50s Rounded
- Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
- Joint Angle : 4* (+/- 15 seconds)
- Joint: Mortise & Tenon
- Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"
- Fingerboard Species: One-piece Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Binding: Single-ply Cream
- Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
- Nut Material: Nylon
- Width: 1.687
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Headstock Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
- Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
- Angle: 17 Degrees
- Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
- Tuning Ratio: 12:01
- Plating: Nickel
- Bridge Type: ABR-1 bridge
- Plating: Nickel
- Tailpiece Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
- Plating: Nickel
- Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
- Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
- Control Plate Cover: Black
- Strings:.010 - .046
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum
- Neck Position Pickup: Custom Bucker
- Bridge Position Pickup: Custom Bucker
- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
- Capacitors: Bumblebee
- Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
- Output Jack: Traditional
- Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Antique Gold VOS
- Case Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LPR74VOAGNH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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