Gibson Custom Shop M2M Hand Selected Top 1958 Les Paul Murphy Lab Heavy Aging "First Standard" 7.85 lbs
This Les Paul’s color and aging pattern was inspired by the Gibson Slash 58 Les Paul First Standard
Gibson Vintage Greatest Hits, Expertly Aged
Using the most sophisticated tools and technology, master artisan Tom Murphy and his team create each Murphy Lab guitar inside our Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Each instrument is a unique, handcrafted work of art, with the character, vibe, and feel of an original.
This baby’s been out on the road — for decades, it seems. Significant wear and tear, lots of buckle rash, light arm wear, neck wear, peghead face wear, and prominent checking patterns throughout. Paired with Murphy Lab heavy-aged hardware and hand-rolled fingerboard binding.
Down to the Last Detail
We scientifically reverse-engineered the original formula of nitrocellulose lacquer used in the 1950s and 1960s. Combined with Tom’s proprietary aging techniques, this brittle lacquer checks beneath the surface for an authentic vintage look and feel.
Murphy Lab artisans gently age each knob and component to simulate years of play wear, matching the worn body to create the look and feel of a well-traveled instrument — that works like new.
Wear on the neck, where the neck would be worn. The back of the body scraped bare where a belt buckle would bump. Your Murphy Lab Gibson will look like an heirloom from the moment you open the case.
Meet the Master
Tom Murphy, the Master Artisan and namesake of the newly created Murphy Lab, was central to the creation of the Gibson Custom Shop and personally developed the process of aging guitars. For 25 years, he has been replicating the vibe and character of vintage instruments on the canvas of newly-created guitars. With a deep knowledge of authentic instruments, passion for his work, and visionary creativity, Tom has developed the tools and techniques to age guitars with more accuracy and attention to detail than ever before.
Model Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab M2M 1958 Les Paul
Builder Gibson Custom Shop
Body Type Solid Body
Top Wood Hand Selected M2M Flame Maple
Body Wood Mahogany
Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish Color "First Standard"
Aging Murphy Lab Heavy Aged
Back Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Binding 1-Ply Royalite
Neck Wood Hand-Selected Light Weight Mahogany
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Neck Carve Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Neck Dimensions Nylon
Neck Radius 30.38 cm / 12"
Nut Width 1.69" / 42.85mm
Nut Material Nylon
Inlays Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Side Dots Dots
Headstock 17 Degrees
Neck Pickup Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Pickguard Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Hardware Nickel; Murphy Lab Heavy Aged
Bridge No-Wire ABR-1
Tuners Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Controls 2 Volume Knobs, 2 Tone Knobs, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Case Gibson Custom Shop Reissue Les Paul Hardshell Case
Weight 7.85 Pounds (7 lbs 14 oz)
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