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Gold and Glorious
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$4,699
The iconic '57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes. Its elegant gold finish, classic solid mahogany/maple construction and versatile humbucking pickups make one wonder "what else can I possibly need in a guitar?" This is probably why it gained the reputation as the "working man's Les Paul" – less flashy than its figured-top sunburst counterparts from 1958-1960, but almost identical under the hood. This 2018 Historic Series recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for exacting accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Two new updates for 2018 include the inclusion of all True Historic-spec parts and, for the first time, narrow/tall frets which bring the tone and playability closer to the character of the originals. Available in Gloss or VOS (vintage patina, shown) finishes. Left-handed models available as well.
Body
Wood Species:
Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Plain Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Finish:
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck
Material
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile
Medium Chunky, .9" depth at nut, 1.0" at 12th fret
Scale Length
24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Jescar FW50078
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays
Cellulose Trapezoid
Truss Rod
'50s Tubeless
Finishes

Antique Gold (VOS or Gloss)

Antique Gold Dark Back (VOS or Gloss)

(Left-handed models available to order at same prices.)

Hardware
Finish
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum
Tuning Machines
Single Band Kluson Deluxe
Pick Guard
Replica Laminated Acrylic
Control Knobs
Replica Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Replica Catalin
Switch Washer
Replica Acrylic
Jack Plate Cover
Replica Laminated Acrylic
Electronics
Neck Pickup
Custombucker
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Accessories
Strings
10-13-17-26-36-46
Case
Brown/Pink Lacquered '50s Replica Case
Other
Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity