November 2017 Gibson Custom Shop '57 Les Paul Standard Historic Goldtop. In pretty much unplayed condition. As a late 2017 model it features all Hide Glue construction and True Historic parts including plastics, Top Carve and rolled fingerboard edges. It pays beautifully and the Custom Buckers sound awesome as usual. The VOS finish is very authentic looking with the top being a lovely dark shade of gold too. 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 '57
Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
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.
Gibson Custom’s new 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 1957 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.