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Gibson Custom Historic '57 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS Electric Guitar Gold Top

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Gibson Custom's Historic Series are far beyond being copies. A lot of time, effort and research went into the details of making a guitar that is as c...Click To Read More About This Product

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The tool of choice for countless guitar heroes.

Gibson Custom's Historic Series are far beyond being copies. A lot of time, effort and research went into the details of making a guitar that is as close as you can get to what you would have found hanging on the wall of your local music store when they were first produced. Here's what Gibson Custom has to say about this particular model:

The iconic '57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes. Its elegant gold finish, classic solid mahogany/maple construction and versatile humbucking pickups make one wonder "what else can I possibly need in a guitar?" This is probably why it gained the reputation as the "working man's Les Paul"- less flashy than its figured-top sunburst counterparts from 1958-1960, but almost identical under the hood.

This Historic Series recreations exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for exacting accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Two new updates for 2018 include the inclusion of all True-Historic-spec parts and, for the first time, narrow/tall frets which bring the tone and playability closer to the character of the originals. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Gloss-finish maple top on lightweight mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale mahogany neck, 22-fret hide-glue-fit rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual CustomBucker pickups, 3-way switch
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Kluson Deluxe tuners  

All the coveted features are here in amazing detail. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: 2-piece plain maple
  • Body wood: Lightweight solid mahogany
  • Body finish: VOS Nitrocellulose lacquer 
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium chunky: .9" depth at nut, 1.0" at the 12th fret
  • Neck wood: Solid mahogany, long tenon
  • Joint: Set-in, hide glue fit
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: VOS Nitrocellulose lacquer 
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Narrow/tall 
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: CustomBucker
  • Middle: 
  • Bridge: CustomBucker
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
  • Special electronics: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson single band deluxe
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: COA 
  • Country of origin: United States

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