Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787 - The Music Gallery

Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold 72787

Regular price $8,999.00 Sale

This Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged in Double Gold weighs 8 lbs 9 oz. This guitar is brand new and includes its certificate of authenticity, manufacturer's warranty, and original hardshell case. As a Gibson Dealer since 1974, we have appreciated Tom Murphy's aging jobs since they were introduced. Now we are very pleased to see the union between Gibson and Tom Murphy has been taken to the next level, offering what we consider to be the finest Gibson's made in Decades!

Forget VOS. If you want an Aged Gibson, Tom Murphy of Murphy Lab should be the name on your lips. My 1st impression was his Gary Rossington Les Paul which still stands out as a guitar experience, not just a playtest. It felt like a legit vintage guitar, not one that had just been aged to look a certain way.  This specific guitar received the Ultra-Heavy Aging. The hardware is tarnished, the finish is all checked up, and there is a large buckle rash on the back.  Finished in Double Gold, this killer finish will continue to age and develop a patina. 

The body is made from a single piece of mahogany. This piece is selected for its lightweight so chambering or weight-relieving is not necessary. A 2 piece, plain maple top is used and the whole thing comes together with hide-glue. This is an exceptionally difficult glue to work with and it takes experience, know-how, and timing to make it work. This adhesive is used only on Gibson's Top-Shelf Guitars. 

The neck is made from Mahogany and carved into a Chunky C Profile. The neck features a long neck tenon which means the neck extends into the neck pickup cavity, increasing sustain and stability. The neck and body come together with Hide Glue, as well. The fingerboard is made of Indian Rosewood, carries a 12" radius, and it's adhered to the neck with Hide Glue. 22 Narrow Tall frets come stock on this model and are a great choice for this neck profile. If you want an authentic feeling 57 Gold Top neck, this is it!

The pickups are a set of unpotted Alnico 3 loaded Custombuckers. Unpotted pickups don't feature the wax potting that many modern pickups have. This can result in some strange squealing or feedback in ultra-high gain scenarios. However, with clean or overdriven amps, to low and medium gain scenarios, unpotted pickups seem to sing with a little bit of extra everything that makes the hair on our arms stand up. Each pickup has its own volume and tone control. A 3-way pickup selector grants access to each pickup alone or in tandem. 

From the Gibson Website...
The iconic '57 Goldtop has been the tool of choice for countless guitar heroes. Its elegant gold finish, classic solid mahogany/maple construction, and versatile humbucking pickups represent everything one could possibly need in a Les Paul™ model. This authentic recreation exemplifies Gibson Custom Shop's tireless quest for accuracy to the original year of production, from the woods to the construction to the parts and precise contours throughout. Each Custom Shop Reissue is every bit the instrument and statement piece as the priceless vintage examples, providing an ownership experience that is endlessly fun. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era. 

  • Gibson Custom Shop
  • 1957 Les Paul Goldtop
  • Murphy Lab: Ultra Light Aged
  • Double Gold Finish
  • Weighs 8 lbs 9 oz
  • 2 Piece Plain Maple Top
  • 1 Piece Light Weight Mahogany Body
  • 1 Ply Royalite Binding Material
  • Mahogany Neck Material
  • Chunky C Shaped Neck Profile
  • Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Hide Glue Neck Construction/Fit
  • 22 Narrow Tall Frets
  • Nylon Nut Material
  • 1.69" Nut Width
  • Aged Nitro Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid Inlays
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • Custombucker Alnico 3 Unpotted Humbuckers
  • 2 x Volume Controls
  • 2 x Tone Controls
  • 3 Way Pickup Selector Switch
  • CTS Pots
  • Paper in Oil Capacitors
  • Murphy Aged Nickel Hardware
  • No Wire ABR Bridge
  • Aluminum Stopbat Tailpiece
  • Kluson Single Line Single Ring Tuners
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Original Hardshell Case

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