Gibson Custom Shop ’57 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Historic Reissue 2008 Goldtop VOS


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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.


Specs below:



Body Shape: Les Paul

Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit

Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany

Binding: 1-Ply

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



Finish: Nickel

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

TrussRod: Authentic

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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