Gibson

Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Heavy Aged

SKU: 1-LPR57M2M21399
$7,790.00

Superb recreation of the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop. In one word: Superb!

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 represent everything one could possibly need in a Les Paul™ model. This authentic recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Each Custom Shop Reissue is every bit the instrument and statement piece as the priceless vintage examples, providing an ownership experience that is endlessly fun. It also features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Body Shape: Les Paul
Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Light Aged
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: 50s Rounded Medium C
Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Headstock inlay: Gibson logo in Mother of Pearl, Les Paul Model silkscreen
Hardware Finish: Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: ABR-1
Saddle Material: Nickel Plated Brass
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs: Gold Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
Switchwasher: Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Control Covers: Brown Royalite
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver
Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case