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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS - Antique Gold USED (2014)

$4000.00 $7999.99

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1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS

 

This Beautiful 57' Les Paul VOS is in prestine condition, less than 6 hours of play time. Every aspect of this guitar is perfection, from the authentic finish to amazing pickups to perfect playability!! All case candy, certificate of authenticity and special metal toggle plate is included. 

Weighing in at: 8.76 LBS.

 

This guitar is on consignment, all sales are final.

 

Overview:

1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue By 1957, Gibson’s evolving Les Paul Model guitar had already undergone several key modifications that would remain as the foundation of the iconic version known around the world today as the Les Paul Standard. But while the addition of the new ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece one year earlier had greatly improved the overall functionality of the Les Paul, nothing would compare with the addition of Gibson’s pioneering new PAF humbucker in 1957, the pickup that truly made the Les Paul a legend. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop is the closest thing to taking a time machine more than 55 years back in time to land your own original, and now for 2013 it features a host of new details to make it the most accurate recreation of the ’57 Goldtop ever created.

In addition to its foundation of a solid, lightweight mahogany body with carved maple top and a glued-in, quarter-sawn mahogany neck with long-tenon neck joint, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ “Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide neck glue, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Gold top and mahogany back/neck finish colors, the latter treated to Gibson Custom’s proprietary VOS process for a gently worn look and feel. In every other detail the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue remains true to its inspiration, too, including the chunky, rounded ’50s neck profile that not only feels great in the hand, but transmits added string vibration from neck to body for enhanced resonance and sustain. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue is also available as a gloss finish and a Darkback option with a darker mahogany back.

At the direction of legendary Gibson President Ted McCarty, Gibson engineer Seth Lover began working on a pickup with hum-cancelling capabilities sometime in 1954, applying for a U.S. design patent—hence the name “Patent Applied For,” or “PAF”—on June 22, 1955. By early 1957, the standard double-coil version of the humbucker pickup had begun to appear on Gibson ES-175s and ES-350Ts, and eventually on the Les Paul Model Goldtops of the same year. Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

 

2013/2014 Historic Specifications:

• One-piece rosewood fingerboards
• Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
• Custom Buckers
• Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads
• Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
• Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
• Goldtop Top and Back Color Change
 

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Gibson Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker - Worn White - 2008

$1149.99

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Joan Jett Melody Maker


Our Perspective:
This rare Joan Jett Melody Maker just came in from its original owner. It has a factory light relic’d finish, its all original except for the upgraded Schaller strap buttons. We just put a fresh set of strings on it and did a setup - she is ready to ROCK!!

Weight - 6 lbs. 4 oz.


Consignment Sale, as such, All Sales Final!!


Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker
"I got my Melody Maker in 1977," the legendary Joan Jett says about the guitar she has made one of the most iconic instruments in rock and roll. "It was light and it sounded great. It was the guitar I had in the Runaways and then played on all my hits, like 'I Love Rock N' Roll' and 'Bad Reputation' and 'Do You Wanna Touch Me.' It's my baby." Carefully developed in close cooperation with Jett herself, Gibson's Joan Jett Double Cutaway Melody Maker features a lightweight, slab mahogany body with a Worn White finish. The slim-tapered neck profile is handcrafted to the same specs as Jett's original guitar, with an ebony fingerboard and Gibson's classic, silk-screened gold logo on the headstock. The tuners are mini-Grovers with authentic "witch hat" knobs, exactly as they are on Jett's guitar. A "kill" switch replaces the normal Gibson toggle switch, and the body is outfitted with a period-correct black vinyl pickguard. The classic, snarling growl of Jett's original Melody Maker is accurately captured by a single Gibson Burstbucker 3 zebra humbucker, slightly overwound with asymmetrical coils, unpolished Alnico II magnets, and all the punch and power of an original Gibson PAF pickup. Add some typical Melody Maker appointments—24 ¾-inch scale length, and standard Gibson Tune-o-matic and stopbar tailpiece—and the result is a painstaking and heartfelt tribute to one of the most fearless, groundbreaking artists in rock and roll. Each Joan Jett Double Cutaway Melody Maker comes with a Gibson USA hard case.


Specifications:

  • Model - Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker
  • Serial # - 028981511
  • Weight - 6 lbs. 4 oz.
  • Color - Worn White Finish
  • Body Wood - Mahogany
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany 
  • Fingerboard Wood - Ebony
  • Frets - Nickel Silver
  • Fret Size - Jumbo
  • # of Frets - 22
  • Neck Profile - Slim-Tapered
  • Scale - 24 3/4”
  • Nut Width - 1.68”
  • Tuners - Mini-Grovers
  • Bridge/Tailpiece - Tune-O-Matic and Stopbar
  • Switch - Kill Switch
  • Pickup - Burstbucker 3, Zebra
  • Controls - Volume, Tone
  • Case - Gibson Hardshell
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