A custom shop Gold Top LP with Brazilian Rosewood board!! A guitar so nice you'll be hooked the moment you lay eyes on it.
Weight: 9.25 lbs.
Condition: Very Good, small dimple on top near binding, as shown in photos
When you think of the '57 Les Paul Gold Top, plenty of top notch players spring to mind. Duane Allman. Steve Hackett. Gary Moore. The list goes on. Here's your chance to get your hands on one of Gibson's most revered guitars at a wallet-friendly price. It feels solid like a Les Paul should, but without feeling overly hefty. Its mahogany neck and 22 fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard are incredibly smooth and its Burstbucker pickups will have you calling up classic Les Paul tones in no time. This is an incredible player and a fitting homage to the original '57 Gold Top!
The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.
Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.
Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.