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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar   

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The BurstBucker pickups on this Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS (Vintage Original Spec) are precise copies of the original "Patent Applied For" vers...Click To Read More About This Product

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From the year Seth Lover's amazing humbuckers first hit the Les Paul.

The BurstBucker pickups on this Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS (Vintage Original Spec) are precise copies of the original "Patent Applied For" versions that were the first dual-coil humbucking pickups ever produced in quantity. Their full, round, and versatile sound is as unique now as it was then. Classic carved maple top, solid (non-weight relieved) mahogany back, and one-piece mahogany neck generate the singing resonance that made the original one of the world's most sought-after guitars. Finish and hardware are gently aged to make it look exactly like the real McCoy. Early '50s rounded neck profile gives you something serious to hang onto.

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FEATURES
  • Carved maple top
  • Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Early '50s rounded neck profile
  • BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups
  • Acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Green tuning keys
  • Nickel hardware
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width

Now you can have the gleaming golden guitar of your dreams. Seize the day!

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Gibson Custom1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

This guitar is torture

By Warrior MIke

from Long Island NY

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

I have been going from guitar shop to guitar shop trying to find a guitar that gives me the same feeling when I play this one but I have gave up. Now that I am making the money I need to get this and still undr my parents inshurence plan and under their roof I am taking this oppertunity to bet one of these. It feels to good to be true but its true. Its a hate or like guitar eather you play it and dream about it or you hate it when it comes to the neck. It has a fat neck that feels amazing, Its not to heavy, the sound is percest even thru a solid state amp and it looks amazing. I will probaly become a les paul collecter but after 3 years and intence playing I still cant find a guitar that feels and sounds so unique. Like I said I tourture myself and adventrualey tryed to deny That I need this guitar but that line snapped.

 
5.0

An excellent instrument

By Innocent_Bystander

from Southeastern, PA

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

This is my fourth Gibson but first Custom Shop guitar and it's nothing short of mind blowing. From fit and finish, to tone and playability this guitar never fails to impress.The vos guitars offer plecked necks, aged hardware and a slightly duller but still beautiful finish. I don't know that I would ever own a non-vos model if a vos model is offered. I believe the extra care taken in making these guitars has made all of the difference.This guitar features the extrememly fat 50's neck which is either a love it or hate it kind of thing. I happen to love it and it's one of the reasons I chose the '57 Reissue over a Standard or Deluxe Gold Top.Out of all of the people who have seen or played this guitar, I haven't gotten any negative comments, (short of maybe the color, which it seems is love it or hate it as well,) even from people who aren't big fans of Gibson. There just isn't much bad you can say about a well made guitar, regardless of who makes it.This is a beautiful instrument from start to finish and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is interested.

 
5.0

Gold Top Monster

By JMan-tLug1

from Oakland, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

I own 3 of these guitars. Great neck and action if you are into fat chunky necks. The pickups are great. The only modification I made to the Gold Top is replacing the tuners with Grovers and adding the Gibson Fine Tuner Tail Piece. This guitar has the BEST tone when you play through a Marshall Jubilee or a Soldano SLO100. This is a "Pure Rock N Roll Tone". Own a piece of Rock N Roll history!

 
5.0

booyah grandma

By BlackHoleSun478

from Grand Rapids, MI

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

this is simply the best guitar ever...the bridge pickup cuts through really nice yet remains a nice thick tone. the neck pickup is even thicker, but it's still got a crystal clear tone. It's a bit pricey, but it's definitely worth it. If I could afford an art form such as this I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

 
5.0

Close to the real thing!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

When I picked this guitar up at the store, I immediately fell in love. I was absolutely amazed by how well it fit into my hands. Keep in mind that this guitar follows the specs of an original 1957 Goldtop, therefore, the neck is very thick. This guitar could sustain for days, especially plugged into a Marshall JCM900 with the volume and gain cranked. This guitar was incredibly similar to the original 1957 that I played and hopefully someday, I will be the proud owner of one. If you are looking for a true classic Les Paul, this is definetely the one to get. ROCK ON!!!

 
5.0

lesgoldtop

By Michael McDonald

from Louisiana

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

Best guitar I've ever played. I love the tone, playing dry (no effects, dont need em), with just a little overdrive, and controlling my sound with the tone/volume knobs and pickup selector switch. I prefer the guitar played on my Fender Hot Rod DeVille.
I have been playing guitar and bass for many years, and this is by far, the best sounding, easiest to play guitar that I have ever had. It overnight made me sound like a better guitarist than I really am. I went to the store to buy a new bass guitar, that had to be custom ordered, and I took the goldtop off of the rack to pass the time while the clerk was putting in my order. After about 5 minutes of playing it, I told the clerk to forget the bass...this thing is calling to me. It fit my hands perfectly, and the tonality of the guitar touched my soul, I had to take it home. It is a very versitile guitar, experimenting with the tone/volume knobs and the pickup select switch, I can find any sound that I am looking for. I'm looking no further...this will be the last electric guitar that I will ever buy, unless I decide to get another one just like it to use a a backup. This is an expensive guitar, but, to me, it has paid for itself with the pleasure it has given to me with both it's aesthetic and tonal beauty.
Mine was flawless when I purchased it 7 years ago. It has taken a beating since, I am a working musician, and the road is hard and has a few dings, but it is all the more beautiful for that. The sound, and playability is still flawless.
It's expensive, at least for a poor musician like myself...but with this one, you get what you pay for.

 
5.0

Axe Supreme!

By Gibby-_Ew_Q

from Rochester, MN

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

This Gibson 1957 Goldtop VOS is by far the best guitar purchase I have ever made. The tone is just incredible! I have been playing it through some 'vintage' Rockman effects to recreate the Tom Scholtz/Boston sound- WOW! My strat and jackson are gathering dust in the corner. Would be nice to have a Bigsby option- minor issue as I can fix that. Otherwise, if you have the chunk of change to drop on a serious guitar, you will not be disappointed.

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5.0

NICE

By GuitarLover-hxzbH

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

Ok I dont own the guitar but ill love toI saw lots of reviews and Its amaizingI mean I love guitars and I gotta say this one had my atraction, that golden tone with white ITS AMAIZING

 
5.0

Must Have VOS

By Marred and Back

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

This a great guitar and I can't put it down. The neck is a handfull but you'll love it or hate it, I love it. The tuners do have minor tuning problems when stretching strings but nothing major, I'll live with it because I'm keeping it as is. Set up is excellent with no buzz and plenty of sustain, it's severly playable. This thing growls through my marshall, I've even started playing old Zeppelin songs, which I haven't done since high school.(Long time ago) I play alot of blues and this baby excels at it, sweet singing leads and chunky rythyms. I highly recommend it. Beautiful.

 
5.0

In Heaven

By Paul Haluska

from Minnesota

Comments about Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar:

This guitar has great playability and unparalelled tone. Besides the tuners, I love everything about it.
The tone that comes out of this guitar is just so sweet. It is easily the best sounding guitar I have ever played...period. The action is phenomenal. I waited decades to finally get a Les Paul and got myself a treasure. If you can find the $ to buy this guitar, I know you won't reget it.
The only thing I didn't like was the tuning machines- of course vintage. But ended up replacing them with locking tuners. Now its rock solid in tune
Hard to put a price on such priceless tone.

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