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The reissue 1956 Les Paul Standard represents the transitional model between the early trapeze and wraparound bridge models and the later humbucker model.  The "Custom Authentic" designation denotes slightly aged finish and hardware.  In addition, this example has factory optional Grover Rotomatic tuners.

GIBSON '56 LES PAUL CUSTOM AUTHENTIC Reissue (2001)





Body: 
Solid; 1-piece mahogany with 2-piece carved maple top, single bound top

Finish:  Gold Buillion, nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck:  1-piece mahogany, set-in

Fingerboard:  Indian rosewood, single bound; pearloid trapazoid markers

Number of Frets:  22

Pickguard:  Cream, 1-ply plastic

Bridge:  Tune-o-matic with stop tailpiece, nickel

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Grover Rotomatic, enclosed, nickel

Pickups:  Two, Gibson P-90 reissue single coil with adjustable pole pieces

Controls:  Tone and volume for each pickup, 3-way pickup selector

Scale Length:  24 3/4 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 11/16 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  13 inches

Body Depth:  2 inches

Weight:  9.2 lb.








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