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

The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS captures the Les Paul in one of its most beloved forms. With a pair of BurstBucker pickups, the 1957 Goldtop VOS truly rocks. (13) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Antique Gold

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Vintage Original Spec aged finish Replicates the look of a gracefully aged guitar
BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Bumblebee capacitors Sweet, full tone; original '50s design
The Goldtop Les Paul of 1957 stands as one of the most iconic electric guitars ever produced. Retaining the classic gold finish of previous years, the '57 saw the introduction of the now legendary 'Patent Applied For' humbuckers to replace the earlier P-90s. The combination of classic goldtop looks with revolutionary electronics has made the '57 Les Paul one of the most sought-after guitars to ever hit an auction block. With the release of the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS, Gibson has masterfully recreated these stunning instruments as part of the VOS or Vintage Original Spec series.

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Timeless Les Paul Design

By the late '50s, Gibson had hit its stride with high-quality solidbody construction. The VOS release of the '57 Les Paul Goldtop uses the same design and construction quality to capture the magic of a genuine '57 Goldtop Les Paul. The solid mahogany body with carved maple top, the firmly installed deep tenon neck joint, the single-ply cream binding -- all the stars that aligned to strike the legendary balance of the '57 Les Paul have been implemented here. The '50s profile neck is a bit thicker than the latter day slim-taper, but provides a vintage girth that really lets you dig into your playing. To capture that classic tone of a genuine late '50s Les Paul, Gibson has selected a pair of BurstBuckers from its arsenal of powerful dual-coil pickups. These powerful humbuckers give all the warmth and flavor of a classic Les Paul with a simply unmistakable vintage tone.

VOS: Vintage Original Specs

As part of the Gibson Vintage Original Spec series, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop recreates the beauty of the original '57 Les Paul with a staggering degree of accuracy and craft. Everything about this guitar captures the elegance and tone of the '57 Goldtop from the ABR-1 bridge to the vintage-style tuners and tone knobs. Like other entries in the VOS series, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop is given a special aging finish to replicated the accurate look of a guitar that's seen its share of tours and recording sessions.

This video from Gibson gives a great overview of the stunning VOS series:


Features:

- Recreation of absolute classic Les Paul from 1957
- Available with darkback option
- Aged to replicate look and feel of true vintage guitar
- Single-piece mahogany neck, connected with classic long neck tenon joint
- Dual BurstBucker humbucking pickups
- Acrylic trapezoidal inlays with authentic design of original
- Included custom shop hardshell case and certificate of authenticity

With the VOS series of Gibson electric guitars, Gibson fans the world over have been given a unique opportunity to choose from a wealth of recreated vintage guitars. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS offers the elegance of a Goldtop Les Paul with the bold tone of a dual humbucker configuration, making this an outstanding entry in Gibson's remarkable VOS series.

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Body & Hardware:
Carved maple top

Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back

Single-ply cream binding on top

Thin toggleswitch washer & jackplate

Antique Gold finish

Aged Nickel hardware

ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Neck & Headstock
1-piece mahogany neck w/ long neck tenon

22-fret rosewood fingerboard

Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)

Single-ply cream binding

Early '50s rounded neck profile

24-3/4 in. scale length, 1-11/16 in. nut width

Holly headstock veneer

Vintage tulip tuners

Electronics & Strings
BurstBucker 1 (R) and 2 (T) pickups

CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors

2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch

Vintage Reissue .010 strings

Includes Custom Shop case, and certificate of authenticity.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

Seth Lover's fabled "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups were added to the Les Paul model in 1957. These dual-coil pickups, quieter yet more powerful than the single coil P-90s that preceded them, combined with the ABR-1 to create a guitar with unprecedented sustain and tone. The 1957 Goldtop Historic Reissue is equipped with BurstBuckers to faithfully replicate the warm, vocal quality and rich harmonic content of the legendary originals. Now part of Gibson's proprietary Vintage Original Spec series -- the next step in their journey toward perfection.

Vintage Finish
Aged to perfection, Gibson VOS (Vintage Original Specs) guitars undergo an "aging process" for an oxidized finish and all the dings and scratches you would expect from a well-worn guitar. VOS series guitars look and feel like a 50-year-old guitar should.
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"The search is over"
Sound: It has "the" tone, nuff said. Feature: It's what expect from a Gibson Historical and it delivers. Ease of Use: I've been playing Les Pauls for over 25 years, it's hard to get used to anything else. Quality: It would be hard to get "more" quality. Value: If you want a Les Paul, save your money and get one of the 57 RI's. Don't waste your time on the standards etc. Play one of these first and you'll know why I say this. Manufacturer Support: I said 10 but I really don't know, as I have never had to contact Gibson about any manufacturing defects. The Wow Factor: I usually prefer the figured wood models, but there is something about that antique gold finish that is really attractive. I like the way the colors change at different angles. Overall: Someone in search of the Les Paul sound can stop the search here at a descent price.
Style of Music: hard rock, classic rock, metal
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Sound: Tone Tone Tone and moer tone. You could play this baby through a transistor radio and it would still sound good. Neck pick up sustains for so long, you can play a note, go outside for a walk come back 10mins later and the note is still ringing in the room ! I kid you not. You have to hear this guitar. Bridge pick up quacks like Peter Green or any other blues great who's Gibson tone you want to replicate.Sounds great clean too.Flawless. The Wow Factor: Goldtop Les Paul - need I say more? Sex with strings. Overall: This guitar has the tone of a beast in the body of a beauty. If you play blues/rock - look no further. Remember the first time youi heard Clapton on the Beano album? Or Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac? Or Page's intro solo to Since I been lovin' you? This Guitar has those tones!
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