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Gibson's distinguished Custom Shop guitars represent a pinnacle in craftsmanship and musicality. This shining model straight from Gibson's Master Luthiers presents an unmatched experience for musicians across the world.
The late 1950s, a "golden era" for Gibson, produced many innovative and impressive instruments for the name. To celebrate the legacy of such an era, this Gibson Custom Shop produced this aptly designed Goldtop Darkback 1957 Les Paul Reissue. An instrument of stellar presentation and tone, this guitar is simply outstanding.
The guitar starts with period-accurate recreated body and neck. Built to replicate vintage Gibson construction techniques and materials, the iconic Les Paul comes together with a two-piece plain maple top and one-piece lightweight mahogany body. A solid mahogany neck plants firmly in hand with its "Chunky C-Shape" profile. An Indian rosewood fingerboard is comfortable to play across its entire length from resonant chords to soaring leads.
To build upon the iconic vintage Les Paul experience, this Custom Shop features a finish from the distinguished Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab. Scientifically engineered to replicate a delicately loved and well-aged nitrocellulose lacquer Les Paul finish, this guitar has a distinct look and feel that can only be found coming out of 1957 or from the Gibson Custom Shop's Murphy Lab collection.
The classic Les Paul humbucking voice is produced by a pair of Custombucker Alnico 3 unpotted pickups. With these electronics, a replicated sound is produced for any Gibson fan to enjoy. Player to listener, this Les Paul is tonally impeccable. Further hardware appointments make this Les Paul an authentic recreation down to the last detail. An ABR-1 bridge with a lightweight aluminum stop bar tailpiece creates stable intonation and seamless tuning. An Authentic 1950s No-Tube truss rod and Kluson single line tuning machines make this instrument's construction all the more real and distinct.
Paired with a classy Gibson Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue five-latch case, a mounted Custom Shop switch plate medallion, and a certificate of authenticity, this Custom Shop creation comes together beautifully from the moment it's seen. Gibson's Custom Shop creations are not only functional masterworks of electric guitar design and craftsmanship, but venerable works of art as well. For many fans and players worldwide, only a Gibson is good enough.
- Two-piece plain maple top with hide glue fit and one-piece lightweight mahogany back
- Solid mahogany neck in a "Chunky C-Shape" profile
- Indian rosewood fingerboard with twenty-two Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall frets
- Two Custombucker Alnico 3 unpotted humbucker pickups
- Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Double Gold GoldTop Light Aged nitrocellulose lacquer body finish
- ABR-1 bridge with nickel-plated brass saddles and lightweight aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece
- Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Light Aged nickel finished hardware
- Gibson Custom Shop mounted switch plate medallion
- Gibson Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue five-latch case included
- Certificate of authenticity included
|2-Piece Plain Maple Top, 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
|Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
|Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
|Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
|Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
|ABR-1 with Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar Tailpiece
|Nitrocellulose Lacquer - Murphy Lab Light Aged
|Gibson Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case