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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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 1957 Les Paul Reissue Ultra Light Aged Goldtop Double Gold

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Ultra Light Aged Goldtop Double Gold

£4,599.00
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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

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural #A90463

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Vintage Natural #A90463

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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 1964 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged 60s Cherry

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

£5,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Factory Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Factory Burst

£6,099.00
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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

£6,099.00
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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

£6,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade #901386

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Southern Fade #901386

£6,099.00
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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

£6,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Orange Lemon Fade #001186

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Orange Lemon Fade #001186

£6,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Wide Tomato Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Wide Tomato Burst

£6,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Wide Tomato Burst #001324

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra Light Aged Wide Tomato Burst #001324

£6,099.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony

£6,299.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony #70626

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony #70626

£6,299.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony #70655

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup Ultra Light Aged Ebony #70655

£6,299.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Ultra Light Aged Ebony

£5,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 Les Paul SG Custom Reissue 3 Pickup with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Classic White

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 Les Paul SG Custom Reissue 3 Pickup with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Classic White

£6,299.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 Les Paul SG Custom Reissue 3-Pickup with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Classic White #000201

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 Les Paul SG Custom Reissue 3-Pickup with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Classic White #000201

£6,299.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Ultra Light Aged Cherry Red

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

£4,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 SG Special Lightning Bar Ultra Light Aged Classic White

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1963 SG Special Lightning Bar Ultra Light Aged Classic White

£3,899.00
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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

£6,999.00
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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

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901597

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901597

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901595

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901595

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901493

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Dirty Lemon #901493

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst

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

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst #90985

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Royal Teaburst #90985

£6,999.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Tomato Soup Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Tomato Soup Burst

£6,999.00
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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

£5,699.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Lemon Burst #801077

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue Light Aged Lemon Burst #801077

£5,699.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback

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

£5,399.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback #70881

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback #70881

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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged

£7,499.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged #71065

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged #71065

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

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

£7,899.00
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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

£7,899.00
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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

£7,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst #90996

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Golden Poppy Burst #90996

£7,899.00
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Tangerine Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Tangerine Burst

£7,899.00
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