2004 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Goldtop 56 Reissue ID-9265
2004 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Goldtop 56 Reissue
The Gibson Les Paul Model as it stood in 1956 is a pure rock’n’roll legend, represented in greater detail than ever before in the 1956 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue. This was not quite where the Les Paul had begun, and not quite where it was going, but a powerful stop along that road that carried plenty of important features that have made this mid-’50s marvel a beloved tone machine to this very day.The guitar still retained its fat, snarling P-90 pickups and a rounded ’50s neck profile that not only feels superb in the hand, but also transmits added string vibration from neck to body to enhance resonance. This 2004 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Goldtop 56 Reissue is in excellent + condition with no scratches or dents to mention. It has minor fret wear and includes the original hardshell case.
One of the most significant changes to the Les Paul Model of 1956, though, was the addition of the new Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece—which debuted on the Les Paul Custom two years before—replacing the trapeze and wraparound tailpieces that had adorned earlier versions. The innovative Tune-o-matic—also known as the ABR-1—was the brainchild of celebrated Gibson president Ted McCarty, and set the standard for simplicity and functionality in electric guitar bridge design.
- Serial: 6-4015
- Top Wood: Carved Maple Top
- Back Wood: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 2004
- Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
- Neck Wood: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
- Fretboard: Rosewood fingerboard 12" Fingerboard radius
- Nut Material: Nylon
- Bridge: Nickel ABR-1 bridge with Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
- Tuners: Kluson™ Deluxe 12:01 Ratio
- Body Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
- Fretboard Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: White
- Headstock Shape: Solid 17 Degrees
- Headstock Inlay: Pearl logo
- Neck Profile: Early '50s Rounded
- Pickup(s): Gibson P-90 Single Coil X2
- Pickup Controls: 2 Volume Controls 2 Tone Controls Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included