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Gibson Custom Shop | Introducing the Murphy Lab

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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. The lacquer is beautifully checked with an Utra Light aging by the Murphy Lab. 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 Ultra 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.

Ultra Light Aged Finish

The Murphy Lab puts this guitar through its Ultra Light aging process, showing slight lacquer checking, but very little playing wear. It looks like it has spent the last 5 decades sitting in a case under the bed.

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.

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  • Mahogany body
  • Solid mahogany neck with 1960s Slim Taper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Custombucker Alnico 3 humbucking pickups

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Body Type: Les Paul
  • Top wood: Figured Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Neck shape: 1960s Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Joint:
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius:
  • Fret size:
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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