The Gibson Custom Shop's 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS is an immaculate, historically correct recreation of a guitar beloved by guitar aficionados. With its hot, gritty P-90 single-coil pickups, deep-set, long-tenon neck joint; lightweight wraparound stud bridge; rounded '50s profile D neck; and gently aged nitrocellulose gold top, which is actually a metallic bronze powder suspended in lacquer.
The direct feel and solid, resonant tone of that wraparound stud bridge can't be matched by any other configuration, and the P-90 pickups are a world unto themselves, too-with the meat power of later humbuckers and the clarity and bite of single coils, P-90s have proven enormously popular for more than 60 years.
Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Features
- Gibson's 120th Anniversary Decal on Toggle Switch Backplate
- Hide Glue used in the Neck Joint, Fretboard and Nut, providing a completely authentic, vintage build method
- Traditional Arched Top
- Bound Body and Neck
- Nickel Hardware
- Gibson P-90 Singlecoil Pickups
- Gibson Custom Shop Hardshell Case included
Marrying a solid, lightweight mahogany back to a carved maple top gives this reissue that legendary tonewood combination and tonality. Gibson Custom uses historically-correct traditional arched top, bound body and neck, Hide glued-in Neck Joint, Fingerboard and Nut, for supreme tone and playability.
With the addition of the wraparound bridge in late '53/early '54, the Les Paul had arrived, and it has never looked back. With its historically correct features, quality tonewoods, and proprietary VOS hardware and finish aging process, the Custom Shop 1954 Les Paul Goldtop is as close as a player or collector can get to landing the real thing.
Gibson's alnico-magnet P-90 pickups are the closest reproductions to original '50s P-90s that the company has ever produced, and quality CTS volume and tone pots and 'bumblebee' tone capacitors take it all the tone from pickup to Switchcraft output jack in glorious style.
To top it off, a final set up and fret dressing from Gibson's phenomenal PLEK system makes it as sweetly playable as a guitar can possibly be. Each 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS comes protected in a Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity and full owner's manual and instructions.