Gibson Les Paul 53/57 Conversion 1953 Gold Top
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Gibson Les Paul '57 PAF Conversion Goldtop 1952 - 1957

Gibson Les Paul '57 PAF Conversion Goldtop 1952 - 1957

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The practice of "converting" a first-run Les Paul from early-model to "golden years" specs began in the 1970s, around the same time that the Les Paul Standard had been discontinued in favor of the mini-humbucker Les Paul Deluxe models. With hardware changes (for instance, a trapeze or wraparound tailpiece swapped for the more desireable Tune-O-Matic bridge with stoptail) and routing the body for PAF humbuckers, crafty luthiers have been able to use genuine Gibson Les Pauls from the first run of instruments and bring them up to the more desirable specifications of the coveted '57 PAF-equipped guitars, and even to '58 - '60 "Burst" specs with a refinish or re-top job.

Product Specs

  • Les Paul '57 PAF Conversion
  • Goldtop
  • 1952 - 1957
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Finish Style
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 24.75"

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