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Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Chambered Reissue Goldtop"VOS" Electric Guitar   

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The 1956 Les Paul Chambered Reissue Goldtop "VOS" Electric Guitar from the Gibson Custom Shop is presented with all the historically accurate appoint...Click To Read More About This Product

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An upgraded 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue with a VOS finish, and a lightweight chambered body.

The 1956 Les Paul Chambered Reissue Goldtop "VOS" Electric Guitar from the Gibson Custom Shop is presented with all the historically accurate appointments and legendary tone of the original with the exception of a comfortable weight-relieved mahogany body. No other detail has been overlooked, starting with the Les Paul's traditional hand-carved maple top and a 24 3/4-inch scale length neck is made from one solid piece of mahogany, and attached to the body using a long neck tenon ” one of the Les Paul's more distinguishing characteristics of the 1950s. The neck is topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard outfitted with trapezoid inlays matching the size of color of the originals. The headstock is made with a holly head veneer, as opposed to fiber, just like it was in 1956, and the vintage-style tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line, also as they were on the original.

Also significant are two of Gibson's legendary P-90 single-coil pickups, providing all the punch and raw power that made the 1956 Les Paul Goldtop ” the guitar of choice for many early electric blues players. Other historical appointments include CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors, rolled cr¨me-colored fingerboard binding, single-ply thin binding around the body, and period-correct switchwasher and jackplate.

Gibson Custom Shop Vintage Original Spec series instruments receive a special nitro-cellulose finish treatment that yields the patina of a gently-aged vintage guitar. Comes with the standard Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.

FEATURES
  • Carved maple top
  • Chambered mahogany back
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Single-ply binding on top and back
  • VOS aged gold finish
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays
  • Single-ply white fingerboard binding
  • Early '50s rounded neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Dual P-90 single-coil pickups with cream covers
  • CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Gold hardware
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Vintage tulip tuners
  • Includes Custom Shop case and a certificate of authenticity.
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