Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS w/ Hardshell Case
New 2014 store display model. Excellent condition with a few light scratches and a few minor dings. Many minor scratches on the electronics cover.
This guitar weighs 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
The Legendary '54 Les Paul Goldtop
The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS electric guitar is a unique beast. Do you jones after the chunky feel of early Les Paul necks? Here's your opportunity to get your fretting hand around what many guitarists consider to be the Holy Grail of chunky necks and also reap the sonic benefits of the '54's period-correct wrap tailpiece. A pair of hot P-90 pickups serve up all the fat snarl you could ever ask for. If you're a Les Paul aficionado, then you need to check out Gibson Custom's 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS.
Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS at a Glance:
- Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever
- Fat, satisfying '54 profile neck and vintage-style tailpiece
- P-90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul
Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever
Gibson's latest Custom Shop guitars include new appointments to add even more authenticity and vintage vibe to their guitars. Necks and fretboards are now attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. The Gibson Custom Shop re-engineered the truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor to their original form. They also eliminated the tubing that surrounded the truss rod. New Kluson Green Key Tuners now feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications.
Fat, satisfying '54 profile neck and vintage-style tailpiece
The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS's fat '54 profile neck is the Holy Grail for many Les Paul players who prefer chunky necks. If you're in this camp, those '60s SlimTaper necks aren't for you. Wrapping your fretting hand around a juicy tree trunk of a neck is the real deal. The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS also sports a vintage-correct wrap bridge/tailpiece. Are you among the guitarists who believe that this setup (minimizing points of contact with the string) transfers more energy to the guitar body, thus improving tone? Or perhaps you feel a wraparound enhances your string-bending range by reducing the required excursion to nail a particular pitch? Regardless of the theory behind it, if you're a fan of early Les Pauls, then you'll love the Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS's wrap tailpiece.
P-90 pickups deliver the original sound of the Les Paul
Warm, creamy, shiny, and full of life, the P-90s in this Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS guitar capture the very essence of the classic pre-PAF P-90. Roll back the tone, keep the volume in check, and you've got access to the liquid jazz lines Les Paul himself liked to play. Or, open them up full throttle and tap into the slightly rude and gritty tone they have to offer. Simple as they are, these classic pickups give the Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS the wide range of classic tone you crave.
Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS Features:
- The perfect axe for early Les Paul fans who love humbuckers
- Satisfyingly chunky '54 profile neck
- Wrap bridge/tailpiece gives you enhanced sustain and bendability
- P-90 pickups serve up that classic, fat Les Paul humbucker snarl
- Period-correct rounded neck profile
- Hide-glued mahogany neck with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
- Pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays
- Thin, vintage-correct, nitrocellulose-laquer finish enhances tone
- Custom Shop hardshell case included
Gibson Custom's 1954 Les Paul Goldtop VOS is a modern classic!