Gibson Les Paul Standard 1957 Goldtop
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Gibson Les Paul with PAF Pickups Goldtop 1957

Gibson Les Paul with PAF Pickups Goldtop 1957

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Overview

The Gibson Les Paul Standard stands as one of the most widely played and universally recognizable guitars ever. First marketed as the Les Paul model in 1952, the Les Paul evolved throughout the '50s until the design was replaced by the SG in late 1960. Up until 1958, the Les Paul sported a gold finish, and guitars from this era are collectively referred to as Goldtops. Goldtop Les Pauls are extremely prized by collectors, and each year showcases the major innovations made by Gibson throughout the decade. 

Unique to this Year:  Introduction of PAF humbucker pickups as designed by Ted McCarty.

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Maple top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two PAF humbucker pickups, trapezoid inlays, Kluson deluxe tuners, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge

Finish Specifications: All standard Les Pauls from before 1958 have a gold finish. 

Notable Les Paul Players: Jimmy Page, Slash, Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Pete Townshend

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Les Paul with PAF Pickups
Finish
  • Goldtop
Year
  • 1957
Made In
  • United States
Categories
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"
Top Material
  • Maple

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