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Electric Guitar Gibson 1956 Les Paul Goldtop VOS

Gibson 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 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 Les Paul Custom Shop
The Gibson Les Paul Custom was introduced in 1952 as a "Top of the Line" model from the Les Paul series. The early versions were equipped with P90 and alnico V pickups, later on with PAF humbuckers. This luxury version of the Les Paul was preferably painted in black (hence the nickname Black Beauty), body, neck and headstock are provided with a 5 ply binding, the hardware is gold plated. The fingerboard is made of ebony and is provided with very flat dressed frets hence the name "Fretless Wonder". The Les Paul Custom 50s have a solid mahogany body. The Maple top first appeared on the reissued Customs in the late 60s. The Les Paul Custom is available in various versions and still the "special" Les Paul.


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