Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS
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:
- 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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