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Built with a resonant 1-piece lightweight mahogany body, this beautiful 54 Les Paul Goldtop features a striking Murphy Lab Heavy Aged treatment and honors early Les Paul models with era-specific features from P-90 pickups to a wraparound tailpiece.
Topped with a 2-piece plain maple Goldtop cap that is expertly joined using hide glue, the body of this Les Paul sports a sleek 1-ply Royalite binding around its edge, and showcases Murphy Lab checking in its top finish, as well as some buckle rash and arm wear around its back contours, and neck wear to emulate a guitar that's been played with heavily since its birth in the 1950s.
Although early Les Pauls featured necks that were hand-carved and largely inconsistent from one neck to another, this 1954 reissue features a Chunky "C" profile that recreates the feel that might be expected of the original '54 Les Paul models. On the neck, an Indian rosewood fingerboard, attached with hide glue, features an extra-rolled binding for a broken-in look and feel. With 22 aged cellulose nitrate frets and aged trapezoid inlays, the '54 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue sports a classic aesthetic through and through.
Vintage-style soapbar P-90 pickups are responsible for the grit of this Les Paul, capturing the warmth, creaminess, and snarl of the classic pre-PAF Dog Ear P-90. The Custom Soapbar P-90s offer a wide tonal range, providing a versatility that Les Paul players generally expect from their guitar. The controls include 2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, and CTS 500k audio taper potentiometers paired with paper-in-oil capacitors for precision.
Gibson's Custom Shop has become known for their accurate recreations of vintage instruments, and this Les Paul offers a unique take on the original Les Paul design while also delivering a contemporary level of playability.
|2-piece plain maple
|1-piece lightweight mahogany
|Indian rosewood, Hide Glue fit
|Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
|Chunky "C" shape
|Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
|Custom Soapbar P-90
|Custom Soapbar P-90
|Vol x2, Tone x2, CTS 500K Taper Pots, Paper-In-Oil Caps
|Murphy Lab Heavy Aged
|Aged Brown/ Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
|Gold Speed Knobs
|Nickel, Murphy Lab Heavy Aged