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Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Electric Guitar Lemon Burst 82381

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Solidbody Mahogany Electric Guitar With Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Dual CustomBuckers and Heavy Aged Finish

At Musician’s Friend, we can only imagine what it would be like to play an original ’58 Les Paul. But with only a few in existence, and at a high price point, it's a dream that likely won't be realized. Fortunately, the Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard provides the exact same thrill. It certainly looks the part. The Heavy aging from the Murphy Lab makes it a dead ringer for a vintage Les Paul that's spent decades in dive bars. And with a set of CustomBuckers, we guarantee you won’t crave any other sound for a while, maybe never. If you're looking to reward yourself with a reissue that makes all other suffer in comparison, the Murphy Lab Gibson is the one to get.

Let's Start With the Finish

 Tom Murphy was instrumental in creating the Gibson Custom Shop; he's also a pioneer in the art of aging guitars. This Custom Shop Les Paul gets a Heavy aging, equivalent to a half century of wear. You'll see lacquer checking and belt buckle rash, but only light arm and neck wear. The hardware is heavily aged to match.

Historically Authentic Construction

 The Custom Shop doesn't fool around when it comes to construction. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically recreated plastics, their attention to detail makes all the difference. This mahogany body has a 2-piece maple top assembled with hot hide glue. The mahogany neck gets ’58 specs with a Chunky C-shaped profile so it’s guaranteed to fit perfectly in your hands. Your fretting hand will find instant comfort in the rosewood fretboard.

A Tone Like No Other

The most alluring aspect of an original 1958 Les Paul is the almighty PAF pickup. The PAF humbucker is sweet and musical, complex and biting, warm and wonderful. Gibson nailed the tone with these Alnico III CustomBuckers.

If you want an absolutely authentic Les Paul, get this Gibson.

The waiting list for a Murphy Lab guitar can take up to two years, so if vintage style and sounds are your game, grab this Gibson while you can. It includes hardware aged to match the finish, a certificate of authenticity, and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.


  • Mahogany body for warmth and mid-range punch with a 2-piece maple top for snap and sustain
  • Mahogany neck with Chunky C-profile and rosewood fretboard for the look and feel of the ’50s
  • Dual CustomBuckers that provide all flavors of vintage PAF pickups
  • No-wire ABR-1 bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Kluson tuners for historically-accurate, rock-solid stability

The finest ’58 you'll ever find. Order this Gibson Murphy Lab guitar today.


Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solidbody
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body finish: Aged
  • Neck shape: Chunky-C 
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Narrow
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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