Gibson Custom Shop ’57 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Historic Reissue 2008 – Goldtop VOS. Excellent 9.5/10.
The iconic ’57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes, you could be next! It’s beautifully elegant gold finish with one piece body and neck with maple cap and versatile custom wound 57 PAF humbucking pickups make us wonder “what else can you need in a guitar?”.
This particular guitar is in excellent shape with just a few small blemishes hard to pick up on camera. This is a very well cared for guitar. We’d describe the condition as excellent with no significant dings, dents, scratches or damage – aside from the jack socket plastic missing its corner as pictured. The guitar is completely original and has been exceptionally well looked after. The nickel hard-wear is tarnishing nicely too as you would expect for its age.
This is probably why the ’57 gained the reputation as the “working man’s Les Paul” – less flashy than its figured-top sunburst counterparts from 1958-1960 but almost identical under the hood and some prefer the elegant beauty a goldtop brings. It has tones to die for and so versatile you can play it in a jazz club no problems at all, play it in a hard rock band and every other genre in between – it covers a lot of bases.
This 2008 Historic Series recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop’s tireless quest for exacting accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods selected to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout the guitar build. The guitar features historically accurate electronics, a beautifully dark rosewood board with period correct inlays and the exceptional sounding ’57 Burstbucker pickups.
The guitar includes all case candy, certificate of authenticity and period correct black hardcase as pictured.
Body Shape: Les Paul
Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: Chunky C-Shape ’57 profile
Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
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
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
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip: Amber
Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Control Covers: Brown Royalite
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Mounting Rings: Historic
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Neck Pickup: Burstbucker, Custom Wound.
Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker, Custom Wound.
Controls: CTS Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switch
Output Jack: Switchcraft
Black Gibson Custom Shop 5-Latch
Custom Shop Hardcase, 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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