Gibson Custom Shop 1957 “Murphy Lab” Gold Top Les Paul Electric Guitar – Includes OHSC & Certificate of Authentication

Gibson Custom Shop 1957 “Murphy Lab” Gold Top Les Paul Electric Guitar – Includes OHSC & Certificate of Authentication

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Here we have a  Pre-Owned Gibson Custom Shop 1957 "Murphy Lab" Reissue Gold Top Les Paul Electric Guitar - Includes OHSC & Certificate of Authentication!

Overview

Do you yearn for the chunky neck of an early Les Paul? The historic accuracy of a '50s no-wire bridge? The authentic look of a case-lived Golden Era classic? The Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra-Light Aged is your chance to get your fretting hand around these features and more.

The 1957 Les Paul lays claim to what many guitarists consider to be the Holy Grail of neck profiles: the Chunky "C". The '57 is also known for its no-wire ABR-1 bridge and Seth Lover-designed PAF ("Patent Applied For") humbuckers. The Gibson Custom '57 Reissue brings these characteristics to a period-correct collectible that's accurate down to the gold paint, replica parts, and hot hide glue construction. Factor in an authentic Ultra-Light Aged finish brought to you by the Gibson Custom Shop's Murphy Lab — named for Master Artisan Tom Murphy — and the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue is one of the most accurate re-creations this side of vintage. Take it from Les Paul lovers at Sweetwater: if you're chasing that true '57 vibe, you're going to revel in all the Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra-Light Aged has to offer.

 

Custombucker pickups deliver timeless PAF tone

When it comes to capturing classic PAF ("Patent Applied For") tone, nothing beats the sound of Gibson's very own painstaking Custombucker Alnico III PAF re-creations. These pickups are based on Seth Lover's original 1950s humbucker design. For classic country to modern high-gain, you'll love the tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs you'll be able to coax out of these pickups. Les Paul lovers at Sweetwater have played loads of PAF-style humbuckers over the years, so take it from us: the Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra-Light Aged's Custombucker Alnico III pickups are some of the most historically accurate PAF copies available today. Premium 500K CTS pots and paper-in-oil caps complete the circuit.

Historic no-wire ABR-1 bridge

Just like a real-deal '50s Les Paul, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra-Light Aged sports an ABR-1 bridge without the common saddle retention wire — a feature rolled out by Gibson in 1962 for fear of players' bridge saddles and screws falling out during string changes. Some players believe this bridge was a key ingredient in the '50s Les Paul sound. Others just delight in its authenticity. Regardless of your theory behind it, if you're looking for period accuracy, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra-Light Aged delivers in spades.

Specifications:

Specifications:

Serial#: 70926

Weight:  8.76 lbs

Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit

Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany

Binding: 1-Ply Royalite

Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Profile: Chunky C

Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in

Frets: Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall

Nut Material: Nylon

Nut Width: 42.85 mm / 1.687 in

End Of Board Width: 56.89 mm / 2.239 in

Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid

Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Finish: Murphy Lab Light Aged

Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1

Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass

Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring

Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube

Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply

Control Knobs: Butyrate Gold Top Hats

Switch Tip: Amber Catalin

Switch washer: Silkscreened 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: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)

Bridge Pickup: Custombucker 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

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