This strictly limited package has been released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UK based amp manufacturer Marshall. Included is a hand-aged Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop and a Marshall 1962LE Bluesbreaker combo amplifer. Only 50 of these packages exist in the world, making this one of the most exclusive guitars that will ever be seen.
1957 Goldtop Specification
Around 1957, Gibson launched the now legendary PAF pickup with the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop being one of the first models to bear the new technology. Now recreated in many forms by nearly every manufacturer, this pickup is considered by many to be the holy grail of electric guitar tone. The Gibson 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop features two extremely close replications of the original PAF pickups in the form of two Burstbucker humbuckers.
Hand Aged by Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy is the authority on aging of guitars, using extremely precise and secretive techniques to age a guitar just as it would be through years of gentle playing. While this will give a guitar a great look, it can also open up the sound through gentle wear of the nitrocellulose gloss finish. This is what makes the legendary sound of vintage guitars and is a big factor in why they are so desirable.
Marshall 1962LE Bluesbreaker Amplifier
Based on one an early design of Marshall that was made to be easily transported with minimum effort, this amp is hand-wired and can guarantee exceptional tone. Essentially a combo version of the revered JTM45 head, the first amplifier made by Marshall, this amp includes a tremolo circuit easily turned on and off with he supplied footswitch. Four EL83 valves give you the genuine old-school tone that many guitar players crave which is further embellished when played through the two 12" Alnico T.652 speakers.
The biggest partnership in rock history
Marshall and Gibson have teamed up to offer this amazing piece of rock music history. Extremely collectable and undeniably playable, the Gibson 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop will go down in history and is available in extremely limited quantities, with only 50 being made worldwide.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 50th Anniversary of Marshall Les Paul Goldtop & 1962LE Bluesbreaker Amp Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Electric Guitar Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany; hand-aged by Gibson guru Tom Murphy Neck Material Mahogany with Maple Spline Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Pickguard Cream Reissue with Hot Stamped Marshall 50th Badge Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Rounded ’50s No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Nitrocellulose Trapezoids with Marshall at 12th fret Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 Nickel/Lightweight Aluminium Stop Bar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Gotoh Reissue Green Key Pickups Neck: BurstBucker 1 (Alnico II) Bridge: BurstBucker 2 (Alnico II) Controls Volume 1. Neck Pickup Tone 1. Neck Pickup Volume 2. Bridge Pickup Tone 2. Bridge Pickup Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Goldtop with Nitrocellulose Lacquer Included Accessories Custom Shop Silkscreened Marshall with Red Fur Interior Owners Manual, How to Adjust Truss Rod, How to Change Strings Unique Features Bumblebee Capacitors Parallel-Machine Wound Wiring Switchcraft Axial Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo Marshall 1962LE (Limited Edition) Bluesbreaker Amp Finish Aluminium Cloth Rare Handmade pinstripe fret cloth Speakers Celestion G12 Alnico Valves EL34 Input Valves KT66 Output Valves Controls Tremolo (Speed & Depth Controls) Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence controls Volume I & Volume II controls Inputs Four, Footswitch Input Included Accessories History Of The Bluesbreaker book Presentation wallet including Signed Certificate of Authenticity with Handbook Branded Dust Cover
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