Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab ...

£5,699.00 Available to Order

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

Includes Hard Case

£5,699.00

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Manufacturer's ID: LPR57LADBDGNH1

What we say:

At A Glance:

This Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue Light Aged Goldtop Darkback, is as authentic as it gets. Few looks are as iconic as the Goldtop Les Paul. Crafted under the supervision of master artisan Tom Murphy, who has a long history with Gibson and a star studded history with creating vintage looking instruments. Each instrument is crafted in the Gibson Custom Shop by expert luthiers, then the Murphy Lab takes over. With Tom Murphy's innovative and unique aging process what you end up with is a guitar that looks accurately aged, but also feels and plays like the guitar you've been playing your whole life.

Features We Love:

Gibson Custom Shop Quality

Before ever reaching the final stages of finishing, the guitars are built in the Gibson Custom Shop. Some of the best luthiers in the business build each Murphy Lab guitar with as much passion and attention to detail as any other. There's no better place for the Murphy Lab to start than with an exceptionally built instrument from the Custom Shop.

Murphy Lab Finish

Each Murphy Lab guitar is painstakingly aged to look and feel like a guitar you've owned for years. The aging process under Tom Murphy's guidance has taken a leap forward, with the new nitrocellulose lacquer recreating the look of a guitar that has spent years in and out of it's case with it's wood moving to create that authentic checking. The Murphy Lab doesn't stop at giving you an authentically aged finish though, they know exactly how a vintage guitar should feel too. When you pick up this Les Paul you'll notice the rolled fingerboard edges, the rolled binding. and it'll feel like a guitar you've played your entire life.

Custombucker Alnico 3 Pickups

Living up to the outstanding looks of the instrument is the tone, which is helped out by the tremendous Alnico 3 Custombuckers. Faithfully recreating Vintage PAF style tones these pickups remain clear with a raunchy midrange that you'd expect from the look of this guitar. The bridge humbucker provides plenty of quack while the neck humbucker oozes with a fluid vocal quality that will leave you wanting more.

Highlights:

  • Masterfully Aged Finish
  • Gibson Custom Shop Quality
  • Outstanding Electronics

Specification

Body 1 Piece Lightweight Mahogany with 2 Piece Plain Maple Top
Neck Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape Chunky C-Shape
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Scale 24.75"
Radius 12"
Frets 22 Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
Nut Nylon
Nut Width 1.687"
Pickups 2x Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) Humbuckers
Controls 2x Volume, 2x Tone (CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers), 3-Way Switchcraft Pickup Selector
Bridge ABR-1 with Lightweight Aluminium Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Kluson Single Line, Single Ring