1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOSGlimmering Gold and Sparkling P-90 Pickups

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.

1956 was the only full year in which the Les Paul model featured the powerful P-90 pickups and the adjustable ABR-1 bridge setup, a combination that allowed the Les Paul model to intonate, sustain, and thrill like never before. This Gibson Custom Shop '56 Reissue captures the look, feel and searing sound of an original 1956 Les Paul Goldtop in exhaustive detail, featuring all solid woods, vintage-accurate gold paint, authentic replica parts, Historic narrow/tall frets, and hot hide glue construction. + expand +
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We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood. Please consider locating a dealer who may be able to ship to your location.

1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOS Specifications

Body

Top Material
2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Binding Style
1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Neck Material
Solid Mahogany
Neck Profile
Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid

Hardware

Bridge
No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuners
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pick Guard
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Switch Washer
Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custom Soapbar P90
Bridge Pickup
Custom Soapbar P90
Controls
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Miscellaneous

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