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As Good as Gold

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

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 represent everything one could possibly need in a Les Paul model. This authentic recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Each Custom Shop Reissue is every bit the instrument and statement piece as the priceless vintage examples, providing an ownership experience that is endlessly fun.
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge

1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Les Paul
Top
2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back
1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Binding
1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Tuner Plating
Nickel
Bridge
No-Wire ABR-1
Saddle Material
Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pickguard
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
TrussRod
Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Switchwasher
Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Control Covers
Brown Royalite
Strap Buttons
Aluminum
Mounting Rings
M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Pickup Covers
Authentic Profile Nickel Silver

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Accessories
Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Brown Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags