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The Gibson Custom shop is responsible for some of the most accurate recreations of the world’s most coveted vintage guitars. Their innovative design and production processes utilize modern technology while still maintaining a literal “hands on” approach when it comes to building these museum-worthy instruments. Using the highest-grade materials and only the most qualified craftsmen in the biz, the results are nothing short of astonishing, time and time again.
The Gibson Custom ’54 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue is a six-string force to be reckoned with. Just like its true origin story relatives built almost 70 years ago, the painstaking attention to detail in manufacturing is clear, both audibly and visually.
At its core, the ’54 Goldtop Reissue’s body is a solid piece of lightweight mahogany. Its 2-piece plain maple top and its solid mahogany neck are both bound to the body by hide glue, allowing for the best transference of vibration throughout the entire guitar.
The neck shape is one of the most important features of the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Electric Guitar, as it is one of the more sought-after profiles by guitarists far and wide. Deemed by Gibson the “50s Rounded Medium C,” it is chunky in comparison to a slim taper, but widely considered to be one of the most comfortable necks to play due to its thick, palm-shaped curvature. Atop the neck sits a dark and rich Indian rosewood fingerboard with Gibson’s standard 12” radius and 22 narrow/tall frets. Two Custom Soapbar P-90 pickups are wound up and ready to squeal when necessary, or deliver warm and mellow Les Paul tones if asked nicely by highly responsive volume and tone controls.
Murphy Lab Aged Guitar - Double Gold
In addition to all of the specs that make this guitar a dream to play, it’s important to address why this guitar looks like it was manufactured in 1954. This is all thanks Tom Murphy and Gibson Custom’s Murphy Lab division. After years of research and development, they developed a formula to replicate the properties of Gibson’s original Nitrocellulose lacquer used in the 50s and 60s. The 1954 Les Paul Goldtop features a heavy aged Double Gold finish, in which you can clearly spot purposeful aging applied to the finish and hardware to make it feel and look like the age of its first ancestor. You’ll find wear along the neck, forearm wear, belt rash, and finish checking all throughout the body. Even the hardware has been aged to bring the worn vintage aesthetic to its full potential.
A guitar built to last a lifetime, and then some, this ’54 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue is a prime example of Gibson Custom artistry and performance. A phenomenal addition to any collection of fine instruments, this guitar will forever stand out from the rest, securing a special place in your hands and your gear-driven-heart.
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- 1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop recreated specifications
- 1-piece Lightweight Mahogany body with 2-piece Maple top, hide glue fit
- Solid Mahogany neck with hide glue fit
- Indian Rosewood fingerboard with 22 narrow/tall frets
- '50s rounded Medium C neck profile
- Gibson Custom Murphy Heavy Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
- Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid Inlays
- 2x Custom Soapbar P-90 Pickups
- Gibson Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch case
- Gibson Certificate of Authenticity included
|Top Material:||2-piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit|
|Body Material:||1-piece Solid Lightweight Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Material:||Indian Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid|
|Fret:||Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall|
|Neck Profile:||'50s Rounded Medium C|
|Tuning Machines:||Kluson Single Line, Single Ring|
|Bridge Pick-up:||Custom Soapbar P-90|
|Neck Pick-up:||Custom Soapbar P-90|
|Controls:||2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-Way Switchcraft|
|Bridge:||Wraparound Stopbar Tailpiece|
|Finish:||Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Double Gold|
|Case:||Aged Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Hardshell Case|