Gibson Custom Shop 2018 Limited 1957 Les Paul Standard – Brazilian Rosewood
Heart of GoldAttention, Les Paul-loving Wildwoodians! We have a special treat for you, straight from the Gibson Custom Shop: an extremely limited run (only 100 pieces worldwide!) of '57 Les Paul Standard Goldtops with real Brazilian rosewood fretboards! You'll have to pardon the excessive use of exclamation points in this text, because we've been dreaming of this guitar for a long time!
A big part of this guitar's dreaminess comes from the Double Goldtop finish, a spectacular paint job that evokes the classic Midas-kissed colors of our favorite fifties Les Pauls. This opulent finish contrasts nicely with the VOS hardware and the delectable dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard--which also imparts some incredible sonic qualities. These soon-to-be-legendary Les Pauls have an uncommon amount of dynamic range and an inimitable sweetness in their attack thanks to this iconic tonewood.
Speaking of wood that sounds good, these top-notch Goldtops also sport a resonant solid mahogany body with a maple cap, and the master luthiers at the Gibson Custom Shop put it all together with hot hide glue. Using hide glue to attach the neck to the body (and the top to the body, and the fretboard to the neck, and so on and so forth) creates the strongest possible connection between the two pieces of wood, which allows for the greatest possible amount of energy transfer between the neck and body. To put it in layman's terms, this old-world manufacturing technique makes these guitars so resonant that they practically jump out of your hands when you strum an open E chord! When you factor in the sweet vintage sounds of Gibson's Custom 'Buckers, you get an intoxicating sonic cocktail!
In other words, the wizards/master luthiers at the Custom Shop have imbued these guitars with a preponderance of vintage magic, and sitting down with one is nothing short of a revelatory experience. We are so proud to showcase such a beautiful instrument, and we know that any lucky Gibson fanatic who takes one of these golden-hearted gals home will find an unimaginable wealth of inspiring tones.
|Brand||Gibson Custom Shop|
|Model||2018 Les Paul Standard - VOS|
|Finish Color||Double Goldtop with Natural Back and Sides|
|Top Wood||Carved Maple attached with Hot Hide Glue|
|Body Wood||Solid Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany|
|Neck Wood||1-Piece Mahogany Neck|
|Neck Shape||'50s Rounded|
|Neck Dimensions||.900 1st - 1.010 12th|
|Fingerboard||Brazilian Rosewood attached with Hot Hide Glue|
|Width at Nut||1 11/16"|
|Binding||Single-Ply Cream on Top and Hand filed rolled Fingerboard Binding|
|Pickups||2 Custom 'Buckers|
|Controls||2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch|
|Tailpiece||Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar|
|Unique Features||Vintage Accurate Plastic Parts|
|Case||Gibson Custom Hardshell|
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