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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar  

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    The crème de la crème of LP designs.

    The beauty of the Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar will make your jaw drop. Nearly black finish on the mahogany guitar back. All the glowing vintage beauty of the deep metal-flake gold top with the thick, gorgeous tone of "Patent Applied For" humbuckers the first year they came out. Now called BurstBuckers (a 1 at the neck and a 2 at the bridge), they're joined to the original CTS pots and bumble bee caps for totally authentic Les Paul tone. Early '50s rounded neck profile provides vintage Gibson feel, too.

    Gibson's Custom Shop produces some of the finest electric guitars on earth. Using the best materials money can buy, a staff of skilled luthiers reproduce some of the greatest Gibsons of the past and create stunning new instruments for players and collectors who demand the best.

    Features
    • Mahogany body with carved maple top
    • Early '50's rounded mahogany neck w/original-style truss rod route
    • Rosewood fretboard with vintage trapezoid inlays
    • 2 BurstBucker pickups
    • Nickel hardware

    Go for the gold! Order now.

     
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    Gibson Custom1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Probably My favorite guitar...

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    Better than my Gibson Custom Les Paul 59 flametop, superb action, great individual string tone, either clean (thru a '67 Fender Princeton Reverb), or dimed thru my Marshall JTM 45 reissue. A killer guitar!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson 57 Darkback custom

    By Srb-iHnIM

    from bucharest

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    i bought this guitar new,i`m from romania,so it was quite difficult!it`s a very nice guitar,plenty of tone and very nice neck!my only complaint was that sometimes it maked a terrible buzz,so i was quite affraid that i had to return it!i opened the case and the problem was the switch which interferred with something,i put some copper foil inside so the problem vanish,so silent that i forget that she`s on!peace people

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the Price

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    Fabulous guitar. If you're going to buy a Les Paul, why not spend a few hundred more for the real deal - a Custom Shop guitar that's meticulously crafted by true luthiers. The difference between Custom Shop guitars and regular Gibson USA guitars is like the difference between a Chinese ukulele and a Martin D45.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good guitar.

    By DENNIS-_iyFW

    from MARYLAND

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    a great uitar, had it for about 6 months now and still kicks.

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    5.0

    Amazing!

    By LesPaul458

    from Brandon, SD

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    There are no words to describe this beautiful guitar.

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    4.0

    '57 Goldtop Darkback

    By Don-2mKb5

    from San Diego, CA

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    This is a great way to get into a Gibson Custom Shop piece. The guitar is drop dead gorgeous, I waited an extra month and a half to get the darkback. hey if you're going to spend that kind of coin on your dream guitar might as well be what you really want. This guitar's sound is BIG, the humbuckers and the fat '50s neck make it sustain forever. Played through my Ampeg Reverbrocket, it just cuts through the mix like nobody's business. My other Les Paul Special has a slim 60's neck, so this baseball bat 50's neck takes some getting used to. You can really hear the difference in the tone and sustain, though, hit a D note, unplugged, and feel the vibration through the body and neck... that's what I'm talking about... The detail finish wasn't that great, and of course it desperately needs a complete set-up, including adjusting the pickups. But that's what you get when you get a Gibson Custom shop, you just expect it. It's still the least expensive Custom Shop guitar Gibson makes, so if that's what you've been dreaming of, you get a quality instrument that will last a lifetime and hold its value.

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    5.0

    A totally awesome guitar

    By Loserkid-GY3oz

    from Lakeville, MN

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue Electric Guitar:

    The Gibson Reissue Goldtop Darkback is an awesome guitar with plenty of tone!

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