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The Epiphone Les Paul ’56 Goldtop is an incredible reincarnation of the guitar heard ‘round the world. When it was released in 1952, original advertisements for the Goldtop Les Paul read "designed by Les Paul and enthusiastically approved by top guitarists everywhere." Time has proven that to be an understatement! The Les Paul Goldtop was a radical design for its time. Even Gibson was so unsure of the model that at first, they hesitated putting the company name on the headstock. Ships with hardshell case.
Classic Styling for the Ages
The ultra classic Les Paul ’56 Goldtop starts with the iconic Les Paul shape, still cut from the same legendary tooling specs as it was in the early days with a mahogany body and hand-set mahogany 24.75” scale neck. Like the original, the Epi Les Paul '56 Goldtop features a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, a 1.68” nut, 22 jumbo medium frets, and Les’ iconic signature on the headstock and truss-rod cover.
The Roar of the Original P-90
Over the years, Les Paul enthusiasts have become so obsessed with the 'Burst they often forget that many players first fell for the Goldtop during the guitar's P-90 era. Just like the original, the 1956 Les Paul Pro Electric Guitar features two cream soapbar P-90 Classic pickups that when combined with the mahogany body, give the Les Paul a familiar yet still totally unique timbre.
Epiphone Hardware Can't Be Beat
Epiphone always uses all-metal hardware including a 3-way toggle switch, a nickel LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece, full function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500Kohm potentiometers, and premium die-cast 18:1 tuners.
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper™
- Fingerboard: rosewood with 22 medium jumbo frets
- Scale: 24.75
- Nut: 1.68”
- Pickups: P90
- Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: StopBar
- Controls: Full function volume and tone knobs for each pickup using full-size 500K O potentiometers
Excellent Condition; very clean, with minimal wear from gentle use. This is a pre-owned guitar and there may be signs of use. Please view the pictures carefully and consider them part of the description.