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Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOS Electric Guitar Double Gold

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A stunning recreation of the iconic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop, built to vintage specs.

The Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOS captures the magic of a pivotal year for the iconic guitar in painstaking detail. In 1956, the Les Paul combined the searing tone of P-90 pickups with the newly designed ABR-1 adjustable bridge—unlocking new realms of sustain and intonation. The Gibson Custom Shop's '56 Reissue nails every nuance that made originals so revered, from its lightweight mahogany body with a 2-piece maple top to its vintage-accurate gold finish.

A Museum-Worthy Relic Brought to Life

Every component of this guitar has been exhaustively researched and faithfully recreated using the same materials and techniques of the '50s originals. The lightweight one-piece mahogany body is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer with a painstakingly replicated goldtop aging. Vintage replica parts are installed throughout, including the iconic P-90 pickups, ABR-1 adjustable bridge and historic narrow/tall frets. Even the seemingly small details are perfectly executed, like the hot hide glue construction and accurate silkscreened logos. Playing this reissue, you're transported back to a bygone era.

Unrivaled Playability and Tone

The '56 Goldtop's combination of P-90 pickups and the adjustable ABR-1 bridge unlock a world of searing tone and sustain unlike anything available at the time. You'll hear every nuance in your picking attack as the P-90s snarl with gritty midrange bite. Thanks to the ABR-1 bridge, your notes ring out for days with flawless intonation. The narrow/tall fret wire allows for effortless bending while avoiding dead spots. With this iconic pairing of pickups and hardware, you're holding a pivotal piece of guitar history in your hands.

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This museum-quality recreation leaves no detail overlooked. Beyond the historically accurate body, finish, pickups and hardware, the '56 Goldtop Reissue also sports an authentic truss rod cover and reissue tuners. The 2-piece maple top adds a brilliant, ringing quality to the tone. The guitar ships safely in a premium brown and pink Lifton 5-latch hardshell case with plush interior, true to its era. From top to bottom, this is the definitive way to experience a '56 Les Paul Goldtop without tracking down a vintage original.


  • Lightweight one-piece mahogany body, 2-piece maple top, vintage goldtop finish
  • P-90 pickups, ABR-1 adjustable bridge for nuanced tone and sustain
  • Narrow/tall frets, hot hide glue construction, accurate silkscreened logos
  • Includes brown and pink Lifton 5-latch hardshell case, authentic truss rod cover and reissue tuners

Embrace timeless tone with the Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue.


1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOS Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Celluloid Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
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  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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