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