Celebrating 50 years of the most iconic amplifier brand in the world.
Gibson Custom and Marshall Amplification are proud to introduce the very limited edition "50 Years of Loud" Goldtop Les Paul. Based on the highly sought after 1957 historic reissue and hand-aged by Tom Murphy, these very special instruments are limited to 50 pieces worldwide and will only be available through Musician's Friend and a select group of Gibson Custom and Marshall dealers.
This limited run of 50 guitars is the ticket to Marshall's limited edition 50th Anniversary Bluesbreaker amp. Together, the guitar and amplifier represent what is likely the ultimate acquisition for fans of these two iconic brands, which have gone hand-in-hand for the last 50 years.
Tasteful in every detail, the 50th Anniversary Marshall Goldtop Les Paul is first and foremost a player's guitar. It comes loaded for loud with a matched set of Custom Buckers, lightweight aluminium tailpiece, Plek-d neck and the world-renowned combination of two-piece maple top joined to a single piece mahogany body.
Each instrument is hand aged by legendary Tom Murphy, creating the look and feel of a guitar that's been on the stage for decades.
Marshall's 50 years as the loudest, rowdiest and most played amplifier in the history of rock and roll is commemorated in the guitar's subtle details including the 50th Anniversary medallion on its headstock, inlaid Marshall script at the 12 fret and Jim Marshall's signature on the truss rod cover.
Combined with 50 of Marshall's limited edition Bluesbreaker, hand-wired 50th Anniversary amplifiers, it's quite possibly the most powerful and memorable guitar and amplifier marriage the world has ever seen.
Each guitar comes with a leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity and is serialized #1-50.
Marshall 1962LE, The Consummate British Blues Combo
According to the late, great Jim Marshall, this amp was first designed following a conversation with a young English guitarist who used to practice in Jim's music shop and later went on to international stardom. "He was one of the first guitarists to ask me for a combo version of the JYM45," Jim recollected, years later. "He wanted something that'd be easy for him to get in and out of the boot [trunk] of his car, you see. That's how the 1962 came about."