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Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Electric Guitar Metallic Gold 

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The Epiphone Les Paul ’56 Goldtop is an incredible reincarnation of the guitar heard ‘round the world. When it was released in 1952, original adverti...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Vintage look and classic Les Paul P-90 tone.

The Epiphone Les Paul ’56 Goldtop is an incredible reincarnation of the guitar heard ‘round the world. When it was released in 1952, original advertisements for the Goldtop Les Paul read "designed by Les Paul and enthusiastically approved by top guitarists everywhere." Time has proven that to be an understatement. The Les Paul Goldtop was a radical design for its time. Even Gibson was so unsure of the model that at first, they hesitated putting the company name on the headstock. Whenever Les visited Epiphone, he always got a kick out of telling that story, especially since the hard work and sweat that went into his design was originally done under the roof of Epiphone in New York City.

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Classic Styling for the Ages
The ultra classic Les Paul ’56 Goldtop starts with the iconic Les Paul shape, still cut from the same legendary tooling specs as it was in the early days with a mahogany body and hand-set mahogany 24.75” scale neck. Like the original, the Epi Les Paul '56 Goldtop features a rosewood fretboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, a 1.68” nut, 22 jumbo medium frets, and Les’ iconic signature on the headstock and truss rod cover.

The Roar of the Original P-90
Over the years, Les Paul enthusiasts have become so obsessed with the ‘Burst they often forget that many players first fell for the Goldtop during the guitar's P-90 era. Just like the original, the Epiphone ’56 Goldtop features two cream soapbar P-90 Classic pickups that when combined with the mahogany body, give the Les Paul a familiar yet still totally unique timbre.

Epiphone Hardware Can't Be Beat
Epiphone always uses all-metal hardware including a 3-way toggle switch, a nickel LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece, full function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500Kohm potentiometers, and premium die-cast 14:1 tuners.

FEATURES
  • Body: mahogany
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Neck Profile: '50s rounded C
  • Fingerboard: rosewood with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Scale: 24.75
  • Nut: 1.68”
  • Pickups: P-90s
  • Bridge: LockTone tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: StopBar
  • Controls: Full function volume and tone knobs for each pickup using full-size 500K O potentiometers
  • Case sold separately

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Epiphone1956 Les Paul Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!!!

    By Bluewaters

    from St. Paul Mn.

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Electric Guitar:

      Okay, great to see this guitar back! I bought mine about seven years ago and I still love it. When Epiphone gets something right they really nail it! Make no mistake these guitars are fantastic. Great tone great action and the look is beautiful. I have other guitars but this is the one that stays out of the case. I play it everyday. The neck is so easy to play. The pickups sound great and I can't see any reason to replace them. This is a pro level guitar make no mistake. I play Blues and this guitar fits right in that style. I have used it to play out without problem. This is just one great guitar!

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Maximum Bang for the Buck!

      By PartialtoMarshall

      from New Mexico

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Electric Guitar:

      Playability/Setup was a solid "GOOD" right out of the box. Finish was excellent with no flaws. The neck is a fatter "D" shape - something I did not think I would like. I changed my mind quickly however, because the shape imparts a satisfying meaty, solid feel and you can feel the body vibrate with the strings when a chord is struck. The P-90 pickups particularly impressed me. Overall they are fat and bold, yet they articulate with a silky sheen that I have not heard anywhere else. They can snarl and growl with overdrive but they can be clean and spanky, twangy or mellow, with plenty of kerrang. If I just HAD to find something to criticize I guess it would be the plastic covers on the back of the guitar - they are very thin feeling. That's my only gripe. You will pay literally 10 times this price for the same model of Gibson. I am sure the Gibson's PLEK, woods, and construction are worth the money but I am not sure it would sound better. The Epi looks good, sounds good, and plays good - it's a tremendous value in my opinion.

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      5.0

      Pretty good for a LP

      By Tucknfoldman

      from West Palm Beach, Florida

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • No Case

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Electric Guitar:

      Hey Guys I am not an LP guy. But this was too tempting and I bought one since I could not afford a 1956 LP Gibson. This is a good guitar and looks great. The PUP's are powerful and the guitar build is good. the price was great and I bought a second one in black. I evetually sold one to help cover the other. But this is a guitar being reissued again, mine is about five years old.

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