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This special '56 Les Paul takes the True Historic equivalent with its Custom Shop P-90 pickups and adds the mojo of a Bigsby tailpiece. Instead of a Goldtop, you get a lustrous ebony finish on the top, back & sides. Other Historic features include a double-carved plain maple top with lightweight mahogany back, hide-glue construction, ABR-1 bridge and reissue tuners. The ensemble is lightly aged resulting in a guitar that looks and feels like it's been cherished all these years. Includes hardshell case.




  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Plain Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose


  • Neck shape: 1958 Les Paul
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Historic
  • Neck finish: Gloss


  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Reissue
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)


  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P90 soap bar with cream cover
  • Bridge: P90 soap bar with cream cover


  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way


  • Bridge type: Tremolo
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Tuning machines: Reissue
  • Color: Nickel


Gibson Custom Les Paul 1956 Historic Select

SKU: TH1956
  • Gibson Custom Les Paul 1956 Historic Select Ebony Lightly Aged

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