Gibson 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss

Gibson 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss

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1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Custom Shop Les Paul series.

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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss
  • Series: Custom Shop Les Paul
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/03/2011

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Gibson 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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Hatsubai's review"Awesome P90 tone"

Gibson 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss
The Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1954 is a replica of the original guitar made back in 1954. The guitar has a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, special bridge like what was used on the original 1954, 22 frets, block/trapezoid inlays, a pickguard, two P90 pickups, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.


I prefer this over the 1952, personally. The bridge, while not used on most of today's guitars, still feels familiar. Where as the 1952's bridge had that weird brace piece, this is closer to a normal hardtail bridge that everyone knows and loves. The fretwork on this guitar was great. The frets were nicely crowned, and they had a properly cut edge so they don't cut your hand. The fit and finish was top notch, too. I didn't find any drips in the finish, no scratches in the clear coat or anything like that.


The P90s in this thing are pretty awesome. For those who have never played a P90 before, they're kinda similar to single coils, but they have their own vibe going on. They're a little thicker and produce a nicely pronounced "vowely" kinda sound. I like to think of them as the polite man's single coils. The bridge was awesome for that old school classic rock Cream kinda vibe. It also did blues amazingly well. The neck was a bit hard for me to use since I like higher output pickups when soloing, but it's all a matter of personal taste. My style tends to lead more towards metal, so that's why I was having issues with the neck pickup.


These guitars are a sight to behold. They feel totally vintage, but they're brand new. I can understand why Gibson is charging as much as they do for these given how much time and care was taken when building this. If you have the money, it's worth checking out. If you don't have the money, see if you can convince a guy at a music store to at least let you play one. They're really something.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The LP of the golden age 1954! Rare and dsirable!"

Gibson 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss
See Opinion of Blocos Previous trs complete!
On the Difference of the handle not really until "buchesque" on mine.

Nashville TN United States makes in the workshops of the Custom Shop.
Color: '50 Goldtop
Construction Type: Solid Body / Solid body
Mounting: Sleeveless collbr /> Number of Strings: 6 String
Frets: 22
Scale: 24.75 "/ 629mm
Body: Mahogany
Top: Maple / Maple
Neck: Mahogany '50 rounded
Fingerboard: Rosewood dark.
Inlays key: Inlays trapze "history proper" (in points).
microphone configuration: SS, 2x Singlecoil
Neck pickup: Gibson P90 soapbar cover
Micro bridge / bridge: Gibson P90 soapbar CPOT
selecter: 3-way toggle
Potentiomtres: CTS
Slecteur rglage: 2x volume, 2x tonalitbr /> Bridge: Wrap around aluminum
Hardware: Nickel
Treatment finishes: VOS (Vintage Original Specifications).
Supplied with: case (box) and certificate of religious & Custom Shop reproduction of goodies (labels) of the 50's.

This historic MODEL was born in 1954 in Gibson was used by Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes Mr) during his Sun Studio PERIOD (1954-1955) and also the instrument of the great John ftiche Fogerty, Freddy King and so on, remains difficult in dnicher rdition new or secondhand in addition and more importantly, Europe ...


The handle is, I would say "soft" all proportions kept for 54 .. Plutt close to that of an R9 ... While remaining within the tradition vintage LP.
The sleeves chucky me Gnant not the least enjoyable trs ... On the contrary, it fits comfortably in the palm and does not stick even playing for hours.
The grip is excellent.

Ergonomics is an LP, sensual and sweet, Access in acute ais is pretty but certainly not as much as a SG. Its weight of 3.7 kg and wheelbarrows IDAL is for me, IDAL and between 3.7 and 4.2 kg for a Les Paul solid body mass as is the tradition of the '50s ... the woods t have much utiliss probably select. Trs a good point!
We get it very easy recess a good sound.


Its sounds are real warm playing with tonnalits especially not sour in the bridge position, up to Tone punchy and slamming 8 / 10.
The neck pickup when it is round, warm and couillu, also with Jazzy Tone down from 6 fat.
My position remains prfr lintermdiaire as microphones on my LP'55, CHARACTERISTICS of P90 with that little cot "honk" that I love. I love all the sounds of that instrument.
Important point: No worries with a narrow bridge without wraparound mcanique bridge (tune-o-matic or TOM), unlike what is sometimes just read on the net.
It is plugged into a Fender '57 Twin with no effect ... Everything is done with potentiomtres of the instrument. A rgal!


Used recently, but always DSIR.
I tried a lot of other models Les Paul, and the latter with my '55 still my prfrs. I'm becoming an addict P90:) And the latter amounts to an LP with an easel in strings must wrap, your exact sound is sublime.
Aesthetics without Tune-o-matic in your exact even more sensual xD
The ratio quality price is the height of the Custom Shop! The finishes are the hair, the action is low, the key is the handle homogne and dark, the back is limited "Walnut" (Walnut) + cad while leaving apparatre dark wood grain.
Treatment VOS (Vintage Original Specifications) is Russia with its hardware a bit "oxidized (bridge, screws), varnish skate ... In short, as it should but not much.
And especially by fully met!

blocos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unique! Impressive! Rare ..."

Gibson 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Gloss
In which country was it made?
USA curse of ...

What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?

What kind of stick?
50's rounded ... What a log ...

How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?
22 frets, 2 P90 really fantastic!

What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
1 volume and tone micro 3P + selector.


The handle is it nice?
You must love the big stick, I'm used to and will play on this ...

Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
It is a LP with the weight of a LP ... Not far from 4.5kg ...

Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?
It is a LP ... It comes not so much as an SG, but better than a ES335.

Do you get a good sound easy?
You love vintage? The P90? So yes it is for you ... THE sound is wonderful, creamy with a desire neck, incisive and rock'n'roll bridge ...


They suitable for your style of music?
Yes yes and yes. I play blues and rock hard rock show. My repertoire of Albert King having previously led zep, to BB King, Muddy etc. ... So a lot of blues ..

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
I play with a band equa 2x15, I dig the medium, and I'm in heaven ... I must say that this guitar vibrates like no other ...
The sound is warm, bold, but can also be crystalline and sharp depending on settings.

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
Laney lionheart, vox + Cabinet AC4TVH not V30, Maxon OD808, EHX Holy Grail for reverb.

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I love: neck pickup tone to 8, volume 10, its crunch, treble at 2, middle and bass to 6, and let's go! Over the hills and far away ...

I dislike: nothing ...


For how long have you been using it?
A little less than 1 year.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
A good fifty guitar, lots of vintage LP, and I found my happiness in a skyscraper out of the oven ... Yep, vintage, vintage .. Ok, but the Grail is not necessarily ... Proof.

What thing do you like most/least about it?
Plus: The P90 and the GT.
The less the weight (it is really heavy ...)

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
It's Gibson Custom Shop, it's expensive ... But since I never tried guitar better than this one, I would call good.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Yes 100%!

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