The Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul ’57 Goldtop (Model LPR-7) is a faithful reproduction of the original 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. It has been crafted to capture the look, feel and sound of a 1957 Les Paul. And it does not disappoint.
The legendary Les Paul evolved throughout the 1950s, but the major ingredients really came together when the Goldtop earned a tune-o-matic bridge and gained two sweet PAF humbucking pickups to eventually become the most revered weapon in rock.
The Gibson Custom Shop LPR-7 Goldtop brings together all the key ingredients of the hallowed ’57 Goldtop, crafted with Gibson Custom’s Historic specifications to ensure period-correct looks and features. Select tonewoods, an accurate ’50s neck profile, and two outstanding Alnico III Custom Bucker pickups join a Goldtop finish with gently aged VOS (Vintage Original spec) treatment to bring you a superb ’57-style Les Paul.
One piece light weight mahogany body
Two piece eastern maple top
Quarter sawn mahogany neck one piece neck
One piece rose wood fret board
Long neck tenon
Hide glue on neck tenon
Hide glue on fret board
Extended length bridge posts
Extended length stop bar stud inserts
Kluson Deluxe Tuners
Bumble Bee Capacitors
PAF Gibson Custom Bucker PAF pickups
Historical Accurate Truss Rod and Truss Rod Nut
Gibson ABR-1 Bridge
Gibson Lightweight Aluminum Stoptail
Weight is 9.6 lbs
And here’s even more detail from the Gibson website – http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Custom/Standard-Historic-1957-Les-Paul-Goldtop.aspx
This particular ’57 Goldtop Reissue has had its pickup covers removed, but they are in the case and included in the sale. Apart from that, it is in completely original condition, unchanged since new.
The finish on the top, neck & headstock is unmarked. There is some light swirling on the pickguard, but virtually no other signs of use. No dings, dents, marks anywhere and no buckle rash on the back. The frets are fine with little sign of wear. All fairly amazing for a guitar approaching its 20th birthday.
The neck is the typical meaty 50s profile – plenty of wood here, but very comfortable to play in all positions. The pickups sound great, and overall this guitar presents in excellent condition at a substantial discount to new price. Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Comes in original Gibson Custom hard shell case in new condition.