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Gibson Custom 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue VOS, Double Gold

There was just one year - 1956 - when the Les Paul featured both an ABR-1 bridge and P90 pickups. This reissue perfectly recreates that unique moment, and searing sound. A 1956 Goldtop at an affordable price? It's really not a dream!

The classic early Les Paul design - no frequency sucking humbuckers here, just pure simplicity and a sound which can switch from fat fluid jazz to a whisky soaked grit and snarl worthy of any distant blues or Bowery dive. Unmistakable looks, relentless playability, and a tone to die for are of course just where you'd expect to find them. The chunky “C” profile neck, the Holy Grail for many Les Paul players, feels so comfortable to play, and also secure if you need something to hang on to. And it's all wrapped up in with that glorious gold nitro finish and classic Gibson detailing - the look and feel of a much loved and cared for piece of history that will only improve with age.

A truly beautiful, charismatic, and iconic guitar - one which is just begging to be played!


What do Gibson say?

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.

  • NECK
  • Material Solid Mahogany
  • Profile Chunky C-Shape
  • Scale Length 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius 12"
  • Number Of Frets 22
  • Frets Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
  • Nut Material Nylon
  • Nut Width 1.687"
  • End of Board Width 2.24"
  • Inlays Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • BODY
  • Body Shape Les Paul
  • Top 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • Back 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
  • Binding 1-Ply Royalite
  • WeightRelief None
  • Finish Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
  • HARDWARE
  • 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
  • Pickup Covers Soapbar Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • ELECTRONICS
  • Neck Pickup Custom Soapbar P90
  • Bridge Pickup Custom Soapbar P90
  • 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

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