Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS
Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS

1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Custom Shop Les Paul series.

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titi314 12/28/2013

Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop VOS : titi314's user review

«  Beautiful instrument! »

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The model I have date of 2011.
As the review above, not being a fan of relicage or VOS treatment, I opted for a model finish "gloss", with clear back and I must say I do not regret my choice.

For the rest of the details, everything has been said on other reviews.

The finish is beautiful and at all levels, really!


So actually, the handle is sturdy and a Les Paul that weighs his weight.
However, the playability is omnipresent. I played on a Stratocaster for 12 years prior to this Les Paul, after a short time to tame I must confess that I feel great on this guitar, to the point that I found it easier to play than my Strat.
Yet it is really good at this level.

Hooping is absolutely perfect.

In short, do not be confused or influenced by opinions that you speak of the handle as a log, for he is thick, but a test is needed to make his own idea.

For access to acute, not giant but we are talking about a Les Paul ...


I am a lover of vintage sound and I play mainly in registers Blues, Rock, Soul and Funk and frankly we can do anything with this guitar.

Already empty, the resonance of this instrument is awesome!

My amp is a copy of a Marshall 18w and the sound is present, warm and not aggressive. More sustain is up to the reputation of the Les Paul.

My config most frequent: guitar, amp, and Reverb.

To give you an idea, here is a video in which I play in this configuration:

The clean sound is hell, and it is also the main reason that I fell for it.

Then crunch, it's simple: you have the sound you hear on the discs of the 60's and 70's and all that the knobs on the guitar.
THE brief his Les Paul!

Here is another video more crunchy, and with a little more effects (wah and delay):

Regarding more saturated sounds, this is not my registry and give you an idea, my limit is with songs like Whole lotita love.

Side microphones, these are Burstbuckers, which to my taste, do a very good job. The output level is not very high as other references, which suits me quite well.
Electronics provides access to many sound combinations and therefore some versatility.
To go from light to crunch, I do not even use pedal. All the knobs and it is incredibly efficient.


I use it for 2 years, and especially more.

I hesitated with "Traditionnal" also in Goldtop finish, and it is important to note that although these guitars look aesthetically, they do not have much to do in terms of gaming experience and especially his.

Not that "Traditionnal" is not good, far from it. But 57 is still a good step up, and at all levels.
Sometimes I just open the case to watch. The finish is really serious and very nice to watch, especially in "gloss".
The Custom Shop GIBSON it is assured access to a high-end instrument.

Issue price, it is not cheap but it is also justified. The kind of instrument that we keep for life. You want the sound of a good Les Paul in a vintage spirit, and well you.
Unable to regret such a purchase!