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Gibson Custom Full Gloss LPR7 1957 Les Paul Standard 2013 Goldtop
2013 Historic Specifications
One-piece rosewood fingerboards
Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads
Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
Goldtop Top and Back Color Change
By 1957, Gibson’s evolving Les Paul Model guitar had already undergone several key modifications that would remain as the foundation of the iconic version known around the world today as the Les Paul Standard. But while the addition of the new ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece one year earlier had greatly improved the overall functionality of the Les Paul, nothing would compare with the addition of Gibson’s pioneering new PAF humbucker in 1957, the pickup that truly made the Les Paul a legend. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop is the closest thing to taking a time machine more than 55 years back in time to land your own original, and now for 2013 it features a host of new details to make it the most accurate recreation of the ’57 Goldtop ever created.
In addition to its foundation of a solid, lightweight mahogany body with carved maple top and a glued-in, quarter-sawn mahogany neck with long-tenon neck joint, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ “Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide neck glue, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Gold top and mahogany back/neck finish colors, the latter treated to Gibson Custom’s proprietary VOS process for a gently worn look and feel. In every other detail the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue remains true to its inspiration, too, including the chunky, rounded ’50s neck profile that not only feels great in the hand, but transmits added string vibration from neck to body for enhanced resonance and sustain. The 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue is also available as a gloss finish and a Darkback option with a darker mahogany back.
At the direction of legendary Gibson President Ted McCarty, Gibson engineer Seth Lover began working on a pickup with hum-cancelling capabilities sometime in 1954, applying for a U.S. design patent—hence the name “Patent Applied For,” or “PAF”—on June 22, 1955. By early 1957, the standard double-coil version of the humbucker pickup had begun to appear on Gibson ES-175s and ES-350Ts, and eventually on the Les Paul Model Goldtops of the same year. Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.
To thank you all for your support and to offer future incentives to you we wanted to give something back, this is why we have launched this great Reward Point Program.
Our Reward Point Program is as simple as it sounds. While shopping at Coda Music you will earn Shopping Points for the money you spend.
Once earned, you'll be able to use those points to pay for future purchases at Coda Music.
The Reward Point Program began on Tuesday 07 2011. All purchases made after that date will earn points.
When an order is placed, the total amount* of the order will be used to calculate the amount of points earned. These points are added to your Shopping Points account as pending points.
All pending points are listed in your Shopping Points account and will stay there until approved/confirmed by Coda Music.
Once any pending points have been approved, they will be released and your account will be credited with the value of those points. Ready for you to spend on whatever you want.
You must login to your account in order to view the status of your points.
During the checkout procces you'll be able to pay for your order with your points balance.
* in most cases shipping fees and taxes excluded.
Currently, for every £1.00 spent at Coda Music you'll earn 1
Please note, we reserve the right to make changes to the above rate at any time without prior notice. The rate shown here will always be current.
If you have a balance in your Shopping Points Account, you can use those points to pay for purchases made at Coda Music.
During the checkout proccess, on the same page that you select a payment method, there will be a box to enter the amount of points you wish to redeem. Enter the amount of points you would like to spend or tick the box to use all available points. Please note, you will still have to select another payment method if there is not enough in your Shopping Points Account to cover the cost of your purchase.
Continue the checkout procedure and at the confirmation page you'll notice that the value of the points redeemed will have been credited towards your order. Once you confirm your order, your Shopping Points account will be updated and the points used deducted from your balance.
Note that any purchase made by redeeming points will only be rewarded with additional points for the amount spent other then points.
Currently, no minimum balance is required to redeem your points. Please note, you'll still have to select another payment method if there isn't enough in your Shopping Points account to cover the cost of your purchase.
Currently, no Minimum Purchase Amount required to redeem your points.
Yes. Please note, any purchase made by redeeming points will only be rewarded with additional points for the amount spent other then points.
"Word-of-mouth" advertising is the most powerful form of advertising there is.
Referral Points is based on the idea that we should both benefit from your referrals.
When referred friend place an order, during the checkout procces on the same page that you select a payment method there will be a box to enter a Referral code . Your Referral code is your registered email address with us.
When we receive your referred friends completed and approved order, we will reward your Points account with 100 points.
The more first time orders we receive from your referrals, the more reward points you will receive.
Please note, we reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time without prior notice or liability.
For any queries regarding our Reward Point Program, please contact us . Make sure you provide as much information as possible in the e-mail.
Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in nine monthly instalments, completely interest free.
Take it away is open to anyone aged 18-25, or if you are over 25 you can use the scheme to purchase an instrument for a child under 18 that is in full time education, but primarily designed to help those who might otherwise be unable to afford an instrument appropriate for their needs.
Offer subject to age and status. Terms and conditions apply. Take it away is operated by ArtCo Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arts Council England. Registered address: Arts Council England, North East, Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PJ
First, find an instrument that you want to buy. If you don't know what you're looking for, call or email either store where we will be able to give you help and advice in selecting the right instrument for your needs.
Once you've made your decision, you can apply for a Take it away loan to finance your purchase. You will need to bring a credit or debit card with you in order to pay the 10% deposit. The application process takes no more than a few minutes and, if approved, you can take your purchase away with you there and then.
Loans are available up to £2,000, or as little as £100. The loan amount can be a part-payment towards an item that costs more than £2,000, or you can buy several lower value items with a combined value of up to £2,000 or more.
You will need to pay a minimum 10% of the loan amount at the point of sale. The rest is then paid back over nine months in equal instalments. There is no administrative charge or handling fee when you take out the loan, so you will never be paying more for your purchase than the ticket price.
* Finance offers exclude Second Hand and Special Offers.
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