Gibson Unveils 1956 Goldtop Vintage Original Spec

Gibson 56 Goldtop Vintage Spec Les PaulGibson’s famous Custom Shop appears to be at it again, having just introduced a new line of historic guitars today –– dubbed the Vintage Original Spec series –– and I have to tell you, the ’56 Les Paul Goldtop has me drooling all over myself… talk about a dream guitar

Like the other guitars in Gibson’s new Vintage Original Spec (VOS) series, the ’56 Goldtop sports a new proprietary finishing process, which according to Gibson produces the gently-aged look of a truly vintage guitar. The guitar also packs an historically accurate neck profile, unique and painstaking handcrafting for extreme playability, and of course period-correct hardware and electronics.

As is to be expected of a historically-accurate ’56 Les Paul Goldtop, this baby is armed with a pair of cream-colored soapbar P-90 single-coil pickups (yum,) traditional acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, and a set of those lovely vintage tulip tuning machines. Nice…

Other stand-out features include a carved top of Maple, a non-weight-relieved ssolid Mahogany back, a single-piece Mahogany neck with long tenon, a Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, dual Volume and Tone controls with gold Top Hat knobs, traditional 3-way pickup switching, and high quality CTS potentiometers with classic “Bumblebee” capacitors.

Oh yeah, and it comes with a Gibson Custom Shop case. The big question though – how much is it gonna’ cost? Gibson’s new Custom Shop VOS ’56 Les Paul Goldtop is selling for just under $4,000 at time of writing.