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Standard Historic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop
A Classic Goldtop With Standard Historic Specifications
$4,699
The 1957 Standard Historic 1957 “Goldtop" Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’57 Goldtop with hand-crafted beauty and historic appointments. From historically accurate paint formulation, to a hot hide glue set neck, to the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon, the most important details that made the original a legend are artfully revived for a convincing vintage playing experience.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Plain Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade:
Binding: Single Bound, 50's Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs
 
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
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
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
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: 50's Profile LP
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Holly Head Veneer
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Mortise and Historic Long Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: 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"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
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
Finishes
Antique Gold Gloss
Color Code: AG
Surface Texture: Gloss
Filler: Vintage Brown
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Antique Gold VOS
Color Code: VOAG
Surface Texture: Gloss (VOS)
Filler: Vintage Brown
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Antique Gold VOS with Dark Back
Color Code: VODAG
Surface Texture: Gloss (VOS) with Dark Back
Filler: Vintage Brown
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
The Les Paul That Set The Standard
The Standard Historic 1957 “Goldtop" Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’57 Goldtop with hand-crafted beauty and historic appointments. From historically accurate paint formulation, to a hot hide glue set neck, to the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon, the most important details that made the original a legend are artfully revived for a convincing vintage playing experience.
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5200-5590 5200-5590
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x.68 x .375" 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .190 x .480" .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x .5 x .125" 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities:
Cover: Nickel Nickel
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 8.0k 8.5k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 0.25
Plating specs: Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14889/90
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11738
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: 1950's Style Cream
Material:
Part Number: 130-430-19299
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: 1950's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-12768
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: 1950's Style LP Standard
Part Number: 130-430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 130-430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: 50's Style Les Paul .09 Black Royalite
Part Number: 130-430-19808
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: 2016 Gibson Custom Medallion
Part Number: 130-430-19016
 
Switch Washer
Style: 50's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-19292
 
Trim Rings
Style: 50's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-13891/130-430-13892
Accessories
Case
Style: Reissue Les Paul
Color: Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity in Binder, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate
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