Standard Historic VOS 57 Les Paul Gold Top DarkBack #791134
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December 2019 Gibson Custom Shop '57 Les Paul Standard Historic Goldtop. This one has the new 'Double Gold' VOS Nitro Finish that has that lovely dark old gold colour that looks so right especially with the Lightweight Mahogany Dark Back. As a late 2019 model it has the latest spec with True Historic plastic and full Hide Glue construction and Unpotted Custombuckers ect. In excellent condition, It looks like new. Plays beautifully and the Custombuckers sound lovely! Weight is 8lb 10oz. Original case, Cert and Tags.
Wood Species: Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Material: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile: Authentic '58
Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Jescar FW50078
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
Truss Rod: '50s Tubeless
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum
Pick Guard: Replica Laminated Acrylic
Neck Pickup: Unpotted Custombucker
Bridge Pickup: Unpotted Custombucker
Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch.
Case: Brown/Pink Lacquered '50s Replica Case
Other: Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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The Gibson Custom Shop uses a body of solid, non-weight relieved mahogany, which blends depth and richness with the snap and clarity of the maple top. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck still has a chunky, rounded ’50s profile, which, in combination with the traditional long-tenon neck joint, enhances sustain and resonance as well as feeling great in the hand. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye beneath its nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Gibson Custom’s new Unpotted Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.