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Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Goldtop VOS

Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Goldtop VOS

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  • Serial number: 68177
  • Colour / Finish: Goldtop
  • Technology: Solid Body
  • Body Shape: Single Cut
  • Strings: 6 string
  • Neck construction: Set in neck
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24,75" (629 mm)
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Medium Chunky
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 12"
  • Fretboard Inlays: Trapezoid inlays
  • Pickup Configuration: S-S (2x Single Coil)
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson P90
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson P90
  • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle
  • Controls: 2x volume, 2x tone
  • Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Including: Hardcase
  • Special Features: P90 pickup
  • Weight: 3,89 kg
  • Country of Origin: USA

Gibson Custom Shop 1956 Les Paul Goldtop VOS · Electric Guitar

Les Paul Gold Top
It was already considered revolutionary back then but to emphasise its classiness and to make it look even more noble, the Gibson Les Paul was adorned with a golden top in spring 1952- the “Gibson Les Paul Gold Top” was born. Today the Custom Shop series features historic models such as: The ‘54 model with P-90 and wrap-around-tailpiece, the ’56 model with P-90, tune-o-matic bridge und stop-bar-tailpiece or the ’57 model with humbuckers.

For 2013 some important changes were made to the specs of the Gibson Historics:

  • the rosewood fretboard is one-piece again
  • no tubing for the trussrod anymore
  • historically correct hideglue is used for the neck joint
  • back and sides are dyed with historically correct anilin dyes
  • the coloring of the goldtop finish is historically correct
  • the coloring of neck and body binding is historically correct
  • the Kluson tuners are more authentic

Gibson Custom Shop
The Gibson Custom Shop was founded in 1993 with only five employees. Initially the purpose was to take care of individual orders, the endorser and special models. The Custom Shop's first spectacular action was the revision of the '59 and '60 Les Paul Flametop Reissues. A lot of changes were to be made, to make the reissue as authentic and close to the old originals as possible. Today around 80 experts are working at the Custom Shop, who cover all areas ranging from "one-off" instruments to limited runs and R&D.


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