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.
Based on thorough scans of the coveted original models, the 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Reissue gives you an authentic vintage ownership experience from the chunky '64 neck profile to the unique trapeze tailpiece. "The Gibson guitar that was inspired by Trini Lopez is as exciting as the young performer who helped create it," reads one of Gibson's original 1960s advertisements. While Trini Lopez sadly passed away in August 2020, he continued to perform with his namesake model into his 80s, and the model is also favored by many other famous musicians from Dave Grohl to Noel Gallagher. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra 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: ES-335 Body: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Weight: 8lbs 1oz Binding: 1-Ply Royalite Neck: Solid Mahogany Profile: Authentic '64 Medium C-Shapee 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: Split Diamond Cellulose Nitrate Bridge: ABR-1 Tailpiece: Single Diamond Trapeze with Trini Lopez Insert Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts and Dial Pointers Tuners: Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons Plating: Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged Neck pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Bridge pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone; CTS 500 k Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paperin-Oil Capacitors Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
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