Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab

The Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab specialises in the creation of guitars that look and feel like genuine vintage instruments. By implementing a range of ingenious techniques from the expert mind of Master Artisan Tom Murphy, the result is an authentic recreation of iconic models from Gibson's illustrious past.

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Gibson Custom Shop | Introducing the Murphy Lab
Starting With The Best

Starting With The Best

Before the guitars make it to the Murphy Lab, they are expertly crafted at Gibson Custom Shop by some of the best luthiers in the business. Well known for their ability to produce outstanding guitars, each instrument is already at a very impressive standard. This lays the foundation for what comes next.

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A Man With A Vision

A Man With A Vision

Tom Murphy has become a highly respected and legendary figure. Tom was one of the first at Gibson to be part of the Custom Historic Art Division then after his solo pursuit working on guitar restorations, he rejoined Gibson, resulting in this partnership. With his name on the lab, he is responsible for each instrument produced and takes great pride in the results.

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Where The Magic Happens

Where The Magic Happens

The Murphy Lab is located within the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. This isn't just a fancy name but an actual laboratory in every sense of the word. In a continual state of research, Tom and his team are resolute in their search for perfection across every minute detail.

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Wholly Convincing

Wholly Convincing

Each vintage guitar tells a different story through its wear and dings. All of these aspects have been painstakingly recreated to give you the most authentic feeling vintage style guitar possible that you'd swear was the real deal. A close inspection reveals the extent of mastery at work here through finish checking, simulated neckwear, minuscule wood chips, and many other details.

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Catering To All Tastes

Catering To All Tastes

From heavily worn to lightly played, the amount of ageing varies on each instrument. The individual character of every guitar allows you to find the perfect one to match your preference.

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The Models You Love

The Models You Love

Gibson has created many iconic guitars over the years, each famous in its own right. Murphy Lab does justice to these historic models with the Les Paul, SG, ES-335, and Les Paul Custom all included in their selection.

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Lemon Burst (Pre-Owned) #92760

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Lemon Burst (Pre-Owned) #92760

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst #94536

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst #94536

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #934327

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #934327

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Gibson Custom Shop 2021 Jerry Cantrell Wino Les Paul Custom Murphy Lab Aged  33 of 100 Signed By Artist (Pre-Owned) #JCW033

Gibson Custom Shop 2021 Jerry Cantrell Wino Les Paul Custom Murphy Lab Aged 33 of 100 Signed By Artist (Pre-Owned) #JCW033

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade #94550

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade #94550

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Lemon Burst #84361

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Lemon Burst #84361

£6,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural

£5,499.00 £5,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Cherry Tea Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Cherry Tea Burst

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Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst #03159

Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst #03159

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Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst #03155

Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst #03155

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Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Lemon Burst #03161

Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Lemon Burst #03161

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Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst #03150

Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst #03150

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Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Lemon Burst #03149

Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Light Aged Vintage Lemon Burst #03149

£6,999.00 £7,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Green Lemon Fade #94453

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Green Lemon Fade #94453

£8,699.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback #74364

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback #74364

£6,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra Light Aged Double Gold #64042

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue Ultra Light Aged Double Gold #64042

£5,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Pelham Blue #400024

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Ultra Light Aged Pelham Blue #400024

£5,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Cherry Red #400294

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Cherry Red #400294

£4,699.00 £4,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Special Single Cut Reissue Ultra Light Aged TV Yellow #74382

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Special Single Cut Reissue Ultra Light Aged TV Yellow #74382

£4,399.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60's Cherry #130296

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60's Cherry #130296

£6,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

£6,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Dirty Lemon Burst Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged #933178

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Dirty Lemon Burst Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged #933178

£8,999.00 £9,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Lemon Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Lemon Burst

£9,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

£5,399.00 £5,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Sunrise Teaburst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Sunrise Teaburst

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Slow Iced Tea Fade

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Slow Iced Tea Fade

£7,799.00 £8,699.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Lemon Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Lemon Burst

£6,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Kindred Burst Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged #933065

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Kindred Burst Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged #933065

£6,499.00 £6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst

£7,999.00 £8,699.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Kindred Burst Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged  #933064

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Kindred Burst Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged #933064

£6,499.00 £6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Slow Iced Tea Fade Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged #933091

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Slow Iced Tea Fade Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged #933091

£5,999.00 £6,299.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Heavy Aged Kindred Burst

£9,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged Faded Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola Heavy Aged Faded Cherry

£6,499.00 £6,799.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Aged Cherry Sunburst Murphy Lab Light Aged

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Aged Cherry Sunburst Murphy Lab Light Aged

£5,999.00 £7,199.00
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Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Dark Butterscotch Burst Murphy Lab Light Aged

Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Made 2 Measure Hand Selected Top Dark Butterscotch Burst Murphy Lab Light Aged

£7,499.00 £7,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Orange Lemon Fade

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Orange Lemon Fade

£6,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon

£7,799.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure 1968 Les Paul Custom Heavy Antique White Murphy Lab Light Aged

Gibson Custom Shop Made 2 Measure 1968 Les Paul Custom Heavy Antique White Murphy Lab Light Aged

£7,499.00
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About Gibson Murphy Lab

The Gibson Murphy Lab is the new range of relic’d guitars from Gibson Custom Shop. Tom Murphy is considered the leading authority on vintage Gibson guitars and has developed a painstaking process to produce new guitars that look and feel like they came out of the Gibson factory 60 years ago. If you don’t believe us, ask Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Eric Clapton or Billy Gibbons; all of whom play Tom Murphy aged guitars. Vintage Les Pauls, SGs, ES-335s and even the odd Firebird are lovingly replicated with stunning accuracy by the Gibson Murphy Lab. These are as close to the real deal as us mere mortals can get. Tom Murphy leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of authentic feeling guitars; from the exact chemical makeup of the nitrocellulose to reproducing the original plastics.

Our Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab guitars come included with a guitar case.

 

Why Should I Choose a Gibson Murphy Lab Guitar?

  • Gibson Custom Shop guitars with realistic aged finishes
  • Stunning, authentic feel
  • Replicas of museum quality guitars

Frequently Asked Questions about Gibson Murphy Lab

Question: Who is Tom Murphy?
Tom Murphy is a luthier who is famous for his aged finishes, creating new guitars that look and feel like they’ve been played for 60 years. He is head of aging at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville. He is the equivalent of a Fender Custom Shop ‘Master Builder’ who work at a large manufacturer but are famous in their own right.
Question: Should I buy a Gibson Murphy lab or a Custom Shop?
The Gibson Murphy Lab is a subset of the Gibson Custom Shop that deals exclusively with distressing finishes to give them an old, played-in look and feel. Whether you decide between a Murphy Lab guitar or a Standard Custom Shop is just down to whether or not you prefer an aged finish.