Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic Left Handed 1957 Les Paul
Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic Left Handed 1957 Les PaulDetails
The Gibson Standard Historic Left Handed 1957 Les Paul Goldtop is a faithful recreation of the original model that was important in Les Paul's history for a number of reasons. A hand carved Maple with an antique gold finish top sits against a stunning dark Mahogany body. Two legendary Gibson custom Buckers kick out all the Les Paul tone seasoned players will expect, along with volume and tone control. A classic design with a host of new details to make it the most accurate recreation of the 1957 Goldtop ever created. This stunning reissue includes a brown hardcase with pink fur lining.
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Les Paul Goldtop
Gibson Standard Historic Left Handed 1957 Les Paul Goldtop featured several minor cosmetic variations that made it a significant development in Les Paul history. Most noticeably the placement of the inlaid, pearl cut Gibson logo which was moved closer to the top edge of the headstock. 1957 was also set to be the last full year of production for a Gibson model with a Goldtop finish which would not adorn another Gibson guitar until 1968.
Another important variation on the 57 Les Paul was Gibson's occasional use of darker Mahogany for the back. Many of these original models also came with black plastics but most owners updated these to the classic cream colour over time so this reissue reflects this.
Recreation of a Classic
The Gibson 1957 is a spectacular recreation of the historic original in all its glory. The body has a hand-carved Maple top and solid, non-weight relieved Mahogany body for that traditional Les Paul feel, tone and sustain. The headstock has a traditional Holly head veneer, as opposed to fiber, just like it was in 1957, and the vintage-style tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line, also as they were on the original. The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is made from one solid piece of Mahogany, and attached to the body using a long neck tenon — one of the Les Paul’s more distinguishing characteristics of the 1950s. The neck is topped by a 22-fret Rosewood fingerboard outfitted with acrylic trapezoid inlays matching the size and color of the originals. The guitar’s Antique Gold finish also matches the hue of the original model, giving this Custom Shop model the accurate and distinct appearance of this traditional Les Paul.
This left handed Gibson is fitted with custom-made Custom Bucker units with slightly mismatched coils wound with accurate turns of 42 AWG enamel-coated wire, just like original PAFs, to attain output readings comparable to pickups from that era. They are made with genuine Alnico III magnets for an outstanding blend of smoothness and clarity, and represent some of the finest PAF reproductions ever released by Gibson.
- Gibson Hardshell Case with vibrant pink fur lining
- "Custom Bucker" pickups for PAF-style chime, bite and growl
- Lightweight Aluminium Tailpiece produces greater sustain than heavier alloys
- Antique Gold Finish with Contrasting Mahogany Back like the original
- Historic neck design ensures optimum resonance and sustain
- Hot Hide Glue neck joint for the correct vintage tone
- High Quality one piece Rosewood Fingerboard for an authentic playing look, feel and tone
- One piece genuine Mahogany neck with a the large period correct large neck profile
Body & Bridge
- Top: Plain Maple
- Back: Mahogany
- Weight Relief: None
- Finish:Antique Gold Nitro Cellulose Finish
- Bridge: ABR With Thumbwheels
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: One Piece Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood
- Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
- Frets: 22
- Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
- Inlays: Aged Nitrocellulose, Trapezoid
Pickups & Hardware
- Pickups: 2 X Custom Buckers
- Machine Heads: Kluson Deluxe
- Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
- Hardware: Nickel Plated Steel
- Pickguard: 59 True Historic
- Truss Rod Cover: True Historic
- Case: Reissue Brown Hard Case with Pink Fur Lining
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