The Gibson Custom Historic '56 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar resurrects the legendary model that was the '56 Les Paul Goldtop. Though the Les Paul Goldtop had a few years' worth of experience under its belt, it wasn't until 1956 with the addition of the ABR-1 bridge and stop bar tailpiece, as well as the much-coveted P-90 pickups that it really came into its own. The Gibson Custom Shop team have pushed the boat out with this beauty, going to extraordinary lengths to recreate the magic afforded by this exemplary instrument.
Classic '56 Les Paul
The Gibson Custom Historic '56 Les Paul Goldtop is shaped to the single-cutaway body shape that we've all come to know and love. Lightweight solid mahogany dutifully takes up the task of establishing the rich Les Paul tonal character, whilst a two-piece plain maple top provides a crisp articulation across the high-end. The bare finish of the mahogany is countered by the stunning Goldtop, whilst everything is protected by a coating of nitrocellulose lacquer. The woods are reinforced using hide glue for impressive resilience throughout the guitar's lifetime.
Chunky neck design
Joined to the body using a long tenon joint for improved sustain is a solid mahogany neck - again, supported by hide glue. The neck is carved to a medium-chunky C-shape profile, which tapers from a .9-inch depth at the nut to a 1-inch depth at the 12th fret. The result is a more substantial feel in the hand than the '59 Les Paul without sacrificing on comfort. The generous 24.75-inch scale length allows the strings to resonate freely whilst emphasising a meatier response. Paired with the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is secured using hide glue to maximise stability. The fingerboard is home to 22 narrow tall frets that are adorned with cellulose trapezoid position inlays to guide your way in style and are designed to replicate an authentic feel that adheres closely to the 1956 Les Paul.
Custom P-90 pickups
The Historic '56 Les Paul Goldtop is equipped with a pair of Custom P-90 pickups fitted in the neck and bridge positions. The wide coils capture a fantastic response and emphasises a rich midrange energy without sounding too bright. The result is a juicy, saturated output that is the stuff dreams are made of. You'll find 2500K CTS volume pots and tone pots for each pickup, with a hand-wire harness with Bumblebee capacitors to guarantee the smoothest attenuation, whilst a Switchcraft pickup selector toggle switch allows you to shift seamlessly between each pickup. From crisp and cutting to fat and funky, this Les Paul can do it all.
From the headstock to the end pin, the Historic '58 Les Paul Standard boasts superb hardware across the board. The ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminium tailpiece partner up to anchor each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock bears single-band Kluson deluxe tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully. The pickguard, control knobs, switch tip, switch washer, and jack plate cover are all replica renditions of the original, which complement the Goldtop finish with a flourish.
Each model is supplied with a brown/pink lacquered '50s replica case to keep your Gibson Custom Historic '56 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar in pristine condition, wherever your music takes you.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Custom Historic '56 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Electric Guitar Top Material 2-piece Plain Maple Body Material Lightweight Solid Mahogany Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon Neck Profile Medium Chunky C-Shape; .9-inch depth at nut, 1-inch at 12th fret Scale Length 24.75-inches, 62.865cm Fingerboard Material Solid Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12-inches No. of Frets 22 Frets Jescar FW50078 Nut Material Nylon Nut Width 1.687-inches, 42.85mm End of Board Width 2.240-inch, 56.89mm Position Inlays Cellulose Trapezoid Truss Rod '50s Tubeless Hardware Finish Nickel Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 / Lightweight Aluminium Tuning Machines Single Band Kluson Deluxe Pickguard Replica Laminated Acrylic Control Knobs Replica Butyrate Gold Top Hats Switch Tip Replica Catalin Switch Washer Replica Acrylic Jack Plate Cover Replica Laminated Acrylic Active/Passive Passive Pickup Configuration SS Pickups Neck/Bridge: Custom P-90 Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots
2 500K CTS Tone Pots
Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors
Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Included Accessories Strings: 10-13-17-26-36-46
Brown/Pink Lacquered '50s Replica Case
Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (with/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case)
Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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