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1957 Style Les Paul Goldtop
When PAFs Meet Goldtop, Rock is the Result!
The Essence of the beloved '57 Goldtop with PAF-style Custom Buckers, crafted to capture the look, feel and tone of a legendary incarnation of the fabled '50s Les Paul.
Wood Species: Plain Maple
Pieces: 2
Binding: Single Bound, 50's Cream
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Binding: None
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
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
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 Tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
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"
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: Nitrocellulose
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150" x .670", Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.550 x .240"
Average Weight: .340194 kg / .75 lbs
Antique Gold V.O.S.
Color Code: AG
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Vintage Brown
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
A Major Evolution of the Original Les Paul
The legendary Les Paul evolved throughout the 1950s, but the major ingredients really came together when the Goldtop with Tune-o-matic bridge gained two sweet, rich PAF humbucking pickups to become the most revered weapon in rock. The 2015 CS7 '50s Style Les Paul Standard VOS brings together all the key ingredients of the hallowed '57 Goldtop, crafted with Gibson Custom's recently adopted Historic Specifications to ensure period-correct looks and features. Select tonewoods, an accurate '50s neck profile, and two outstanding Alnico III Custom Bucker pickups join a Goldtop finish with gently aged VOS treatment to bring you a superb '57-style Les Paul.
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"
Cover: Nickel Nickel
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:
Peak Voltage:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
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: 1/4
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
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow
Plating Specs: 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"
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
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
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
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: 2015 Die Cast 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
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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