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2014 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1956 Les Paul Standard R6 Goldtop, Near-Mint w/ Throbak P-90, COA & Tags


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Up for sale, a 2014 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1956 Les Paul Goldtop "R6" in mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the COA, hangtags, and Lifton-style hardshell case. Upgraded from stock, this Goldtop boasts Throbak '55/'56-SB MXV P-90 pickups and a matching Throbak wiring harness (original components included).

Lightweight at 9lbs 1oz, this Les Paul is well-balanced, acoustically resonant, and offers plenty of natural sustain. The Throbak P-90's are some of the most celebrated (and vintage accurate) pickups on the market. Directly patterned after the pickups in two vintage 1956 Les Pauls, this Throbak set has transitional features, with Long A2 magnets in the neck position and long A4 magnets at the bridge, an apparent attempt to balance neck/bridge tones from the factory. The result is a rich, smokey neck tone with fat trebles, and a bridge pickup rich in harmonics with ample growl and midrange presence.

Excelling both at cleans and high gain crunch, this Custom Shop model epitomizes the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that has made Gibson's modern Historic line a favorite with players and collectors alike. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Les Paul is strung with fresh 10-46 strings and features low action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: 50s Rounded C, "baseball bat" het, measuring .915” 1st fret, .999” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, pearloid trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Kluson-style, aged
-Headstock: correct 17 degree angle, holly veneer
-Serialization: 6-prefix, inked

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, two-piece carved maple top
-Pickups: Throbak '55/'56-SB MXV P-90 (original pickups included)
-Harness: Upgraded Throbak, CTS pots & Bumblebee caps (original harness included)
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ABR-1 no-wire bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar
-Plastics: One-ply pickguard, gold bonnet knobs, bone pickup covers

There's barely a scratch on the gloss nitro lacquer Goldtop finish, and just a tiny bit of lacquer checking adjacent to the knobs. The gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Gibson Custom Shop Lifton-style tolex hardshell case is included, along with the COA, all hangtags and case candy, and the original pickup pair and wiring harness.