Gibson Custom Shop 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Murphy Lab Heavy Aged Double Gold (393)
Gibson Custom Shop's new Murphy Lab has one purpose: to take expert aging artist Tom Murphy's proprietary techniques to the next level. Here, Tom and his personally trained team of artists use cutting-edge technology and Tom's own processes, developed over years of careful testing, to produce perfect replicas of golden-age Gibsons, each dressed with Tom's brand of authentic, hand-applied playwear, and scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer, identical to that which the brand used in the 1950s and 1960s. Each Murphy Lab model corresponds to one of four distinct aging levels and features extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look.
From Freddie King to Jeff Beck, many great pickers have been attracted the unique character of the "wraparound" tailpiece of a 1954 Les Paul Goldtop. Some believe its direct link to the body stud screws maximizes sustain while others believe the wraparound bar creates a distinct tonality and vocal quality. Whatever the case, there is certainly something special about this early year in the Les Paul Model's history and Gibson Custom Shop created this '54 Reissue to perfectly recapture the look, feel, and tone of the originals. It features Heavy Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Heavy Aged finish treatment, paired with heavily aged hardware, simulates decades of heavy play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
Body Shape: Les Paul Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit Back:1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany Binding:1-Ply Royalite Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Heavy Aged Neck Material:Solid Mahogany Profile:Chunky C-Shape Scale Length:24.75" Fingerboard Material:Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit Fingerboard Radius:12" Number Of Frets:22 Frets:Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall Nut Material: Nylon Nut Width: 1.687" End of Board Width: 2.24" Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit Hardware Finish:Nickel; Murphy Lab Heavy Aged Tuner Plating: Nickel Bridge: Wraparound Tailpiece: Wraparound Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate TrussRod:Authentic 1950s No-Tube Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Control Knobs:Gold Speed Knobs Switch Tip:Amber Catalin Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Control Covers: Brown Royalite Strap Buttons: Aluminum Pickup Covers:Soapbar Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Neck Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90 Bridge Pickup:Custom Soapbar P-90 Controls:2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors Pickup Selector:3-Way Switchcraft Output Jack:1/4" Switchcraft Strings Gauge:.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 Case:Aged Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
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