Gibson Custom

Description

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue is an awe-inspiring work of craftmanship that captures the magic of a vintage original from Kalamazoo. Lightly aged by the Murphy Lab, the lacquer is beautifully checked. Loaded with a set of CustomBuckers, the Standard sets a new one for historical authenticity, and will become the centerpiece of your collection. It is available now at Guitar Center.

Main Features

  • Lightweight mahogany body with 2-piece figured maple top
  • Mahogany neck with 1960 Slim Taper profile, Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Dual alnico III CustomBuckers (unpotted), 3-way switch
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Kluson tuners
  • Murphy Lab Light Aged finish

Mahogany and Maple Construction

There's no reason to mess with perfection—this Murphy Lab Les Paul has a lightweight mahogany body and a 2-piece figured maple top, just like in 1960. Marrying two unique woods proves that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Solid Neck Specs

The mahogany neck has a 1960 Slim Taper shape, a faster-playing profile than the ’59. The fretboard is rosewood; extra-rolled binding mimics the feel of a broken-in Gibson. It also disrupts the evenness of the yellowed lacquer with a wear pattern that matches a naturally aged instrument.

Powerful Pickups

Nailing the tone of an original PAF pickup has sent some on the biggest fool's quest since Coronado searched for the cities of gold. Fortunately, the Custom Shop is stocked with the type of folk that rise to the occasion. The alnico III CustomBuckers are unpotted, authentically capturing the ’60s sounds of Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. The "reflector" volume and tone knobs and wider "double ring" tuner tips are period-correct. A hand-wired harness with paper-in-oil capacitors and 500K CTS pots supplies sonic variations; the rest is up to you.

Historic Hardware

The Murphy Lab LP Standard has a stopbar tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge and Kluson tuners that match original ’60 specs. All hardware has an aged patina.

Light Aged Finish

This ’60 Les Paul reissue gets a Light aging from the Murphy lab. It bears the subtle scars of a guitar that's been babied, but still played plenty over the last 50 plus years. You'll see dings, pick trails, finish flaking, lacquer checking and softened edges all over the instrument.

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes with a certificate of authenticity and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.
Features
  • Maple top and mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck with 1960s SlimTaper profile
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Custombucker pickups
Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
Neck
  • Neck shape: 1960s Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
Fingerboard
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut material: Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual tone
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: No-Wire ABS-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Single Line
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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