The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Lightback VOS is a 6-string electric guitar from the renowned Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.
Built as a near-perfect recreation of the original guitar, the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Lightback VOS retains brilliance that made the marque famous. The body is made from solid mahogany that has been capped with Gibson's traditional hand-carved maple top.
The neck of the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Lightback VOS electric guitar is made from a single piece of mahogany and features a long neck tenon of the same design that was used on the original 1950s models. The neck is finished off with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard complete with trapezoid inlays and a period correct Holly veneer headstock
The body is finished in Gibson's famous deep, lustrous antique gold which is perfectly complemented by a natural coloured stain on the back of the body and neck.
The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Lightback VOS features a pair of classic Burstbucker pickups that deliver the subtle tones that made the original Gibson PAF pickups famous. Other period correct features include bumble bee capacitors, CTS potentiometers, cream coloured binding and a historically accurate toggleswitch washer and jackplate.
The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Lightback VOS also comes complete with a Gibson Custom hardcase and certificate of authenticity.
The Gibson VOS finishing process explained