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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar  

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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.

        Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

        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
         
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        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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        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.

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        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!!!

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        5.0

        The Holy Grail Of My Arsenal!!

        By RawkGtrstFromJersey

        from Hawthorne, NJ

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

        This is my second Gibson Les Paul. I also own an ESP Eclipse II Standard from '04, a custom made Music Man Axis and an '07 Les Paul Studio Premium Plus. Of all my guitars this is the tone monster. I have made some changes to it (Tone Pros Locking Tail & Bridge with Graph Tech Saddles, Suhr Doug Aldrich Humbuckers and locking Grover Tuners). My amp, a Marshall JVM410h Platinum Voodoo Modded Head and 412 with Greenbacks and a TC Nova System. This combination gives me all the best tone I ever wanted. The best Les Paul ever made and the price makes it a steal!

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        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

        This guitar is torture

        By Warrior MIke

        from Long Island NY

        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.

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        5.0

        A Great Guitar

        By Tom-lm3qC

        from Austin, TX

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

        I have owned the 1957 VOS Gold Top for about a year. I love the guitar. The materials and workmanship are superb. It's looks are amazing. This guitar is all about is tone and vibe. It is top notch in both categories. I play it through a Fender Blues Jr NOS. One question that I often get is, "how are you getting that tone?" The answer is usually, "nothing much, I am plugged straight into the amp." It is such a satisfying answer to give!

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        5.0

        The best Gibson has to offer

        By cvmaparadog

        from Southern California

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

        I recently purchased this instrument. I tested the Les Paul Classic Goldtop, the Slash Les Paul Goldtop, the new Les Paul Traditional and the new 2008 Les Paul Standard and chose this guitar, hands down. The 50's neck rocks and the workmanship is flawless...this guitar is simply awesome! The tone is incredible...worth every penny!

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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

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        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.

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