Gibson Custom Shop LPR-7 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue – USA 2019
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“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.”
This particular ’57 Goldtop Reissue has had no modifications - it is in completely original condition, unchanged since new.
The finish on the top, neck & headstock is unmarked. The nickel hardware is naturally dulled and looks vintage correct. There is some light swirling on the pickguard, but that's about it for player wear showing on this guitar. No dings, dents, or marks anywhere and no buckle rash on the back.
This guitar was built in USA by Gibson Custom Shop for the Japanese market, so the neck is not the typical meaty 50s profile. Plenty of wood here still, but not the huge “baseball bat” profile of some LPR-7s, and very comfortable to play in all positions.
The frets are fine with very little sign of wear. 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 its original Gibson Custom hard shell case in new condition.
Action at 1st fret: 0.25mm
Action at 12th fret: 1.5mm
Nut width: 42.66mm
Width at 12th fret: 52.46mm
Neck depth at 1st fret: 23.31mm
Neck depth at 12th fret: 26.48mm
Weight: 3.975kg / 8.76lb
One piece light weight mahogany body
Two piece eastern maple top
Quarter sawn mahogany neck one piece neck
One piece rosewood 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
Gibson Custom Bucker PAF style pickups
Historical Accurate Truss Rod and Truss Rod Nut
Gibson ABR-1 Bridge
Gibson Lightweight Aluminium Stoptail