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Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Reissue VOS Antique Gold NH Floor Model



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Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop

Photos may not be of actual unit. Floor models include original manufacturer’s warranty, but may be subject to light wear and blemish, do not guarantee original packaging.

Delivering the tone, looks and feel of the original ’57 Goldtop Les Paul. The 1957 Standard Historic Goldtop Les Paul is a hand-crafted thing of beauty with truly historic appointments.  A hide glue set neck, accurate paint formulation, and the renowned sound from its long neck tenon.  Gibson retained the most important details that made the original the legend it is today.  

Gibson Custom Shop

For over 20 years Gibson Custom has been carrying on their legacy of American craftsmanship and human ingenuity. They firmly believe that there remains a place in the world for the best of the best, and the value of their achievement extends well beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a well crafted Les Paul guitar.

Gibson Custom takes pride in knowing they bring the most discerning players and collectors in the world some of the most refined Historic Reissue, Archtop and Custom guitars available today. Their achievements reflect decades of a passionate commitment to their position as the World’s Finest Guitar Maker.

Chicago Music Exchange is an authorized online Gibson dealer. This guitar comes with manufacturer warranty.


Neck Design: Historic long neck tenon
Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminum stopbar
Finish: Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Construction: Hot hide glue for vintage tone transference
Pickups: Custom Bucker humbuckers
Fingerboard: Solid one-piece rosewood
Body: One piece mahogany back with maple top
Neck: Mahogany with period-correct profile

Wood Species: Plain Maple
Pieces: 2
Binding: Single Bound, 50's Cream

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Binding: None

Weight Relief: None

Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Tite Bond

Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight

Body Contour
Carve: 1950's Style Les Paul

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1

Truss Rod: Vintage Style-No Tubing
Profile: 1950's Style Les Paul
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.26 cm / .900 inch
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54 cm / 1.0 inch
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs

Peg Head
Type: 50's Profile LP
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Logo: "Gibson"
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Holly Head Veneer

Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Type: Mortise and Historic Long Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used:
Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"
e: .03048 cm / 0.012"

Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1

Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Single Bound, 50's Cream
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell

Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Cellulose
Dimensions: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150" x .670"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg

Shop Brand: Gibson

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