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Gibson Custom Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Gold Top

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While the Les Paul was introduced with its famous gold finish in 1952, it took a few years to figure out the best bridge and tailpiece setup. 1956 wa...Click To Read More About This Product

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A historically accurate recreation of an American classic.

While the Les Paul was introduced with its famous gold finish in 1952, it took a few years to figure out the best bridge and tailpiece setup. 1956 was the only full year in which the Les Paul model featured the powerful P-90 pickups and the adjustable ABR-1 bridge and stop bar setup, a combination that allowed the Les Paul model to intonate, sustain, and roar like never before. And in this Historic Series replication, Gibson Custom Shop captures the look, feel and searing sound of an original 1956 Les Paul Goldtop in exhaustive detail, featuring all solid woods, vintage-accurate gold paint, the latest True Historic replica appointments, narrow/tall frets, and hot hide glue construction.

FEATURES
  • Nitro finish on 2-piece maple top, solid lightweight mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Gibson Custom Shop P-90s, 3-way switch, hand-wired controls
  • ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, reissue Kluson Deluxe tuners

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Lightweight Mahogany
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium chunky
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Reissue
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90
  • Bridge: P-90
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Deluxe
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Certificate of Authenticity
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States

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