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.
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
Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
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
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
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