Having a high gloss finish, this Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Standard features a 1-piece solid mahogany back that is exposed for that natural back look for players who love to see the perfection of that incredible mahogany shining from beneath their instrument. The 57 Goldtop is pumped up with BurstBucker humbucker pickups to faithfully replicate the warm, vocal quality and rich harmonic content of the legendary original PAFs and an ABR-1 bridge to create a guitar with unprecedented sustain and tone.
Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Features
- 1-piece, solid mahogany back with Natural Back finish
- Historically accurate neck tenon for superior sustain
- Bumblebee capacitors (where applicable), and correct routing
- Historically accurate reproductions of original PAF humbuckers
- Tortoise dot markers on the side of the neck
- ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Holly headstock veneer
- Period-correct stain and filler
- 100% nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes - no added plasticizers
It all comes down to Tone
Tone, that elusive, essential piece of the puzzle that all guitar players and guitar builders chase, but few ever realize. The tone of any instruments is a result of the sum of all of its parts. By utilizing historically accurate materials such as one piece mahogany backs an accurate long neck tenon, painstakingly handwound burstbucker humbucker pickups, and that pure, breathable nitro-cellulose finish. Using loving hands, years of experience, and the undeniable mojo of the Gibson Custom Shop which are the finest vintage instruments being produced today. Bar none.
Each neck is literally hand rolled to replicate with amazing authenticity the 3 most notable neck profiles in Gibson history, the 50’s style, the ‘59, and the 1960 neck shape. The binding is also hand addressed to provide maximum comfort and playing surface. Using another piece of technology for which Gibson has exclusivity for production instruments, the nut and frets are meticulously crowned and leveled while the neck is at a tension that simulates the tension a set of strings would put on it. This amazing process produces the hardest aspect of a vintage Gibson to recreate, that soft, played in feel.
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