Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1956 Les Paul Std VOS Handpicked Top, Slow Ice Tea Fade, Ultra Light Aged. Top # 64050

$ 7254.69

Made to Measure 56 Les Paul in Slow Iced Tea Fade with a gorgeous handpicked top. Spec’d with Carmelita neck carve and medium jumbo fretwire.

We’ve included a picture of the top in the raw when it was picked on a recent trip to the Custom Shop in Nashville

1956 was the only full year in which the Les Paul™ model featured the powerful P-90 pickups and the adjustable ABR-1 bridge setup, a combination that allowed the Les Paul model to intonate, sustain, and thrill like never before. This Gibson Custom Shop ’56 Reissue captures the look, feel, and searing sound of an original 1956 Les Paul Goldtop in exhaustive detail. Featuring all solid woods, vintage-accurate gold paint, authentic replica parts, Medium Jumbo Frets and hot hide glue construction. It also 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. 

Body Style

Les Paul

Body Shape

Les Paul

Top

2-Piece Handpicked Flame Maple, Hide Glue Fit

Back

1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany

Binding

1-Ply Royalite

Body Finish

Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Weight Relief

None

Profile

Carmelita C

Scale Length

628.65 mm / 24.75 in

Fingerboard Material

Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius

304.8 mm / 12 in

Fret Count

22

Frets

Historic Gibson Medium Jumbo

Nut Material

Nylon

Nut Width

42.85 mm / 1.687 in

End Of Board Width

56.89 mm / 2.239 in

Inlays

Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid

Joint

Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Finish

Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged

Bridge

No-Wire ABR-1

Saddle Material

Nickel-plated Brass

Tailpiece

Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

Tuning Machines

Kluson Single Line, Single Ring

Pickguard

Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Truss Rod

Authentic 1950s No-Tube

Truss Rod Cover

Authentic Stepped 2-Ply

Control Knobs

Butyrate Gold Top Hats

Switch Tip

Amber Catalin

Switch washer

Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Jack Plate Cover

Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Control Covers

Brown Royalite

Strap Buttons

Aluminum

Pickup Covers

Cream Soapbar

Neck Pickup

Custom Soapbar P-90

Bridge Pickup

Custom Soapbar P-90

Controls

2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Pickup Selector

3-Way Switchcraft

Output Jack

1/4″ Switchcraft

Strings Gauge

.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Case

Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch

Accessories

Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case