Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue - light aged lemon burst

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The Murphy Lab is the section specializing in the “Aging” process of the Gibson Custom Shop. Like Lloyd Loar, Les Paul or Ted McCarty, Tom Murphy is an inseparable figure in the history of Gibson. After a brief stint at the Nashville sawmill, which he joined in 1989, he joined the paint department where he acquired fundamental knowledge to become a specialist in finishing and more particularly in nitrocellulose varnish.
In 1994 he established his own company. He will devote several years to analyzing the characteristics of vintage Gibson guitars, and developing exclusive techniques for varnishing and early maturation of instruments. Impressed by this unequaled expertise, Gibson decided to collaborate with the master builder and introduced the “Aged” models in 1999. The plebiscite was unanimous. To meet exponential demand, Gibson is opening the Custom Shop Murphy Lab division in Nashville Tennessee in 2021. Each craftsman on the team is trained in person by Tom Murphy for complete mastery of the sophisticated tools and procedures needed to craft these guitars. exceptional.

The Murphy Lab offers four levels of aging:
  • Ultra Light reproduction of an instrument that would have spent most of its existence carefully stored in its case. The rate of wear is very subtle, with a discreet V.O.S. style patina. (Vintage Original Specs).
  • Light presents more frank but nevertheless discreet marks (scratches of pick, small shocks).
  • Heavy presents the appearance of a guitar having spent several decades on the road, with many marks on the varnish at the level of the friction zones (belt buckle, forearm, back of the sleeve). Metal parts are oxidized by Murphy Lab.
  • Ultra Heavy is the ultimate stage of aging. You will have in your hands the replica of a Les Paul or an SG having been the subject of intensive use since its acquisition in the late 1950s. but naturally arranged on all the surface of the instrument, significant oxidation and patina.
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Single cut electric guitar

The GIBSON Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue (LPR58LALBNH1) solid body electric guitar belongs to the Tom Murphy's Lab collection.
It is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail.
It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop's expert team -- a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans.

The 1958 Les Paul™ Standard Reissue features all the painstaking historic construction methods of the famous '59 Reissues with a few historically-accurate spec differences that allow it to stand on its own. Like the 1958 originals, it has narrow frets which help more of the fingerboard wood to be heard in the tone profile. It also has a round, chunky neck profile for a full feel and maximum bending leverage. It has a beautiful plain maple top; each is unique and full of character. It also features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Aging finish treatment, paired with aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Instruments built in Murphy Lab department are ultra accurate recreations of iconic Gibson models, that perfectly mimics the broken-in feel of Gibson from the Golden Era.
For 25 years, Tom Murphy has been replicating the vibe and character of vintage guitars. In partnership with the master luthier, Gibson scienfically reverse-engineered the original imperfect and brittle 1950/60s Gibson lacquer which was causing checks under the finish.
Every Murphy Lab aged creation takes a completely separate path through the Custom Shop, receiving the Murphy Lab special lacquer formula and hand-applied Murphy Lab techniques.
Each Murphy Lab artisan has been trained by Tom Murphy to become an aging expert.
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  • Color Orange
  • Custom shop Custom shop murphy lab
  • Electric Guitar Style Single Cut
  • handle with head yes
  • Number of strings 6 strings
  • Right-handed / Left-hand Right-handed
  • GIBSON Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue
  • SKU Gibson LPR58LALBNH1
  • Solid body electric guitar
  • Made in USA
  • 2021
  • 1-Piece lightweight Mahogany body
  • 2 pieces plain Maple top
  • Solid Mahogany "Long Neck Tenon" set neck, Authentic Chunky C profile
  • Solid indian Rosewood fingerboard, 22 Historic Narrow-Tall frets
  • Scale 24.75"
  • Radius 30.38 cm / 12"
  • Neck width 1st fret 4.28498 cm / 1.687"
  • Neck width 12th fret 5.6896 cm / 2.24"
  • Gibson Custom Bucker Alnico III bridge Humbucker 8.5k
  • Gibson Custom Bucker Alnico III neck Humbucker 8.0k
  • Volume for each pickup
  • Tone for each pickup
  • 500k audio CTS potentiometers
  • Paper-in-Oil capacitors
  • Gibson No-Wire ABR-1 bridge
  • Gibson Lightweight Aluminum stoptail
  • Kluson Single Line, Single Ring tuners
  • Nylon nut
  • Murphy Lab nitrocellulose finish
  • Hot Hide Glue
  • Gibson Custom Shop Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch case & COA included
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