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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: Les Paul
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
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Product information - GIBSON 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Light Aged

1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue-Model from the Gibson Custom Shop with Murphy Lab Light Aged Treatment, including case and certificate

The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Light Aged is a successful reissue model of the iconic Goldtop from the Gibson Custom Shop. As the very first LP model to feature the coveted humbucker configuration and resonant ABR/stopbar combination, the 1957 Les Paul marks the beginning of the most successful LP era and remains as true to the original as ever in this authentic recreation. The Gibson Murphy Lab's aging process should also be mentioned here, which gives the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Light Aged its unmistakable charm, both visually and haptically.

Basic construction with Hide Glue and Long Neck Tenon

As a basis for this Goldtop Reissue only original work steps and materials are used. Accordingly, the body is made of a solid piece of mahogany with a two-piece maple top. Here the Gibson Custom Shop uses historically correct Hide Glue, which promises smooth glue joints for additional resonance. Also the long glued neck foot promotes sustain and response and is considered an important guarantor for the tonal basic character of the 1957 Les Paul.

Hand-wound Custom Bucker humbucker with Alnico III magnets

For tone transformation on the amp, Gibson expertly recreates the sound of the legendary Patent-Applied-For humbuckers of the 1950s with the Custom Shop's hand-wound Custom Bucker pickups. Like the originals, the dual coils are unwaxed and impress with their classic Alnico warmth, while high-quality premium components such as Paper-in-Oil capacitors, CTS potentiometers and additional Hardware from Switchcraft ensure first-class signal transmission and the classic response when the Volume and Tone controls are operated.

Light Aged Goldtop Finish with Darkback

The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Light Aged represents the then-available Finish option of the Goldtop with a dark body back and recreates the lacquer finish of the nitro lacquer used at the time in a highly detailed manner. For this purpose, none other than aging legend Tom Murphy and his team of experts from the Murphy Lab came into play, who carefully analyzed the composition of the nitro lacquer used on early Les Paul models over many years. The accumulated know-how is now reflected in the Light Aged Treatment of this 1957 Les Paul Goldtop, which reflects authentic playing traces of a played, but carefully maintained instrument.

The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Light Aged at a glance:

  • 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop
  • Mahogany body, one-piece construction
  • Two-piece top made of maple, glued with bellows glue (Hide Glue)
  • Single ply Royalite body binding
  • Chunky C mahogany neck with long neck foot (Long Neck Tenon)
  • 22 fret East Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Historic Narrow Tall fretwire
  • Gibson Custom Bucker humbucker in neck and bridge position
  • Gibson ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic and Stopbar
  • Kluson Single Line/Single Ring tuners
  • Murphy Lab Light Aged Treatment for Hardware and Nitro finish
  • Goldtop finish, with darkback
  • Including Hardshell case and certificate of authenticity

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: Les Paul
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Binding: Royalite
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Long Neck Tenon, set
  • Neck Profile: Chunky C-Shape
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Historic Narrow Tall
  • Fretboard Inlays: Trapeze
  • Nut type: Nylon
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 56.9
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Electronic: Handwired, Paper-in-Oil Caps
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
  • Tuners: Kluson Single Line/Single Ring
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: Murphy Lab Light Aged
  • Colour: Gold Top w/ Dark Back
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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