Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Double Gold (513)
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.
The iconic '57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes. Its elegant gold finish, classic solid mahogany/maple construction, and versatile humbucking pickups represent everything one could possibly need in a Les Paul model. This authentic recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Each Custom Shop Reissue is every bit the instrument and statement piece as the priceless vintage examples, providing an ownership experience that is endlessly fun. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
Body Shape:Les Paul Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany Top:2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit Weight Relief: None Binding: 1-Ply Royalite Neck: Solid Mahogany Profile:Chunky C-Shape Nut width: 1.687" / 42.85mm Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit Scale length:24.75" / 628.65mm Number of frets: 22 Nut:Nylon Inlay:Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid Bridge:No-Wire ABR-1 Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar Knobs:Butyrate Gold Top Hats Tuners:Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Plating:Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged Neck pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Bridge pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
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