Electric Guitars Gibson Custom Historic '57 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS Guitar

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The iconic '57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes. Its elegant gold finish, classic solid mahogany/maple construction and versatile humbucking pickups make one wonder "what else can I possibly need in a guitar?" This is probably why it gained the reputation as the "working man's Les Paul" – less flashy than its figured-top sunburst counterparts from 1958-1960, but almost identical under the hood. This 2018 Historic Series recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for exacting accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Two new updates for 2018 include the inclusion of all True Historic-spec parts and, for the first time, narrow/tall frets which bring the tone and playability closer to the character of the originals.

Body

  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: 2-piece plain maple
  • Body wood: Lightweight solid mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: Medium chunky: .9" depth at nut, 1.0" at the 12th fret
  • Neck wood: Solid mahogany, long tenon
  • Joint: Set-in, hide glue fit
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss

Fretboard

  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Narrow/tall 
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)

Pickups

  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: CustomBucker
  • Middle: 
  • Bridge: CustomBucker
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
  • Special electronics: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch

Controls

  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson single band deluxe
  • Color: Nickel

Other

  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: COA 
  • Country of origin: United States

 

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