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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS Electric Guitar (SN:73174)

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You are looking at a Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS Electric Guitar, serial number 73174. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (9 lbs, 5.2 oz.)

The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback from Gibson Custom is a near-perfect recreation of the original instrument, in all of its original brilliance and historical magnificence. The body features Gibson's traditional hand-carved maple top and solid, non-weight relieved mahogany body.

Another important variation in 1957 was Gibson's occasional use of a darker mahogany back. Most – if not all – of the "darkback" Les Pauls that left Gibson during this time also had all black parts, including the pickguards and pickup rings. Over time, however, many owners of these guitars have changed the black plastic parts to the more common crème color. Today's 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback from Gibson Custom reflects this detail.

The headstock is made from Holly head veneer, as opposed to fiber, just like it was in 1957, and the vintage-style tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line, also as they were on the original. The 24 3/4-inch scale length neck is made from one solid piece of mahogany, and attached to the body using a long neck tenon — one of the Les Paul’s more distinguishing characteristics of the 1950s.

The neck is topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard outfitted with acrylic trapezoid inlays matching the size of color of the originals. Of course, two of Gibson’s legendary Burstbucker pickups deliver all the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone by using historically "unmatched" bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets.

The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback's Antique Gold finish also matches the hue of the original model, giving this Custom Shop model the accurate and distinct appearance of this traditional Les Paul. Other historical appointments include CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors, rolled crème-colored fingerboard binding, single-ply thin binding around the body, and period-correct switchwasher and jackplate. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop comes either a VOS or Gloss finish, and comes with the standard Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.

Get your Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback Electric Guitar (Serial#: 73174) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
Weight 9 lbs, 5.2 oz.
Series Historic Collection
Model 1975 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS

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