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Gibson 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue, 2020

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The Gibson 1956 Les Paul nearly reached the model’s evolutionary peak after its 1952 introduction. At this point the neck angle had increased and the new ABR-1 bridge and stop tailpiece had been added – all that remained was the late 1957 introduction of Gibson’s new humbucking pickups.

This ’56 Les Paul Goldtop reissue was built in Nashville during 2020. It is in very good, clean condition, and is accompanied by its original case and all the original documents, booklet and brown Lifton-style case.    The nitrocellulose lacquer finish is thin, and there is some wear on the lower edges of the back, likely from a stand.  `

Here’s the builder on the Gibson 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue:

“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. “

Gibson 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Specifications:

  • 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
  • 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: Cream Soapbar
  • 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
  • Strings Gauge: .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

 

Price: $4,999.99 CAD
  • Model: 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue
  • Year: 2020
  • Finish GoldTop
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 6 1096, built during 2020 in Nashville TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 02/06/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.888lbs 4.04kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.57mm 1.676in
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