Gibson Custom Shop ’54 R4 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOS 2019 Double Gold


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Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection ’54 1954 Les Paul Standard Gold top Reissue 2019 VOS in 9/10 Excellent Condition.

The guitar looks, sounds and plays exceptionally well as you’d expect from the very best of the Gibson Custom Shop Historic collection. The latest years are going to be re-known as a good Gibson era when they turned everything around with exceptional quality tonewoods used with exceptional attention to detail. The guitar is really resonant and one of the lightest Les Pauls we’ve ever had.

The guitar weighs in at at 8.2lb on our scales with its double gold plain top looking very true in colour to the originals and will wear and age beautifully over time. Condition wise the guitar is excellent and completely unmodified but has been played. The frets and electronics are perfect, the guitar has been exceptionally well looked after and hardly played in its year or two in existence. There are some some incredibly light marks just below the wraparound bridge. These marks are only visible if light bounced off them and you’re searching for them.

The quartersawn one-piece mahogany neck has the 54 Historic C shaped profile – comfortable, and very manageable in between a 58/59 profile. Sound wise the sustain and resonance is unlike anything we’ve had before, a real slinky player and sounds beautiful plugged in.

The P90s have the harmonic complexity and tonal range that you expect from a guitar produced in Gibson’s golden age, they absolutely sing. They can give a gorgeous bit of grit and snarl as required and clean up nicely with the volume rolled off a little, although never as “clean” as a humbucker. The electronics work perfectly and the guitar sounds absolutely superb.

Original hardshell case and handwritten Gibson custom certificate of authenticity included.

Heres what Gibson say:

From Freddie King to Jeff Beck, many great pickers have been attracted the unique character of the “wraparound” tailpiece of a 1954 Les Paul Goldtop. Some believe its direct link to the body stud screws maximizes sustain while others believe the wraparound bar creates a distinct tonality and vocal quality. Whatever the case, there is certainly something special about this early year in the Les Paul Model’s history and Gibson Custom Shop created this ’54 Reissue to perfectly recapture the look, feel, and tone of the originals.


Body Shape: Les Paul
Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief: None

Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: 54 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

Hardware VOS
Finish: Nickel
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: Wraparound
Tailpiece: Wraparound
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: Gold Speed Knobs
Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Control Covers: Brown Royalite
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickup Covers: Cream Soapbar

Neck Pickup: Custom Handwound Soapbar P90
Bridge Pickup: Custom Handwound Soapbar P90
Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Switchcraft

Brown/Pink Lifton Historic Reissue 5-Latch

Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Brown Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags

Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!

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