Tom Murphy and Thom Fowle have designed this unique 57 Les Paul Authentic Aged together with Musikhaus Hermann. The selection of the choice woods, the Tom Murphy Ultra Select Aging and the approval of the Gibson Custom Shop alone took over a year. The result is an instrument that is second to none in terms of sound and appearance. Hand-selected, ultra-light, one-piece mahogany body and a hand-selected 2-piece flame maple top give the guitar a far above-average vibration behavior. When you play the guitar dry, the wow effect is already there. Swings like it's been played in for 50 years. The aging is really hardcore! The Vintage Antique gold finish has taken a beating here..., the pictures speak for themselves. The neck has a medium 59 profile, so not quite as fat as many of the 59 necks, but you still have a good grip. The slightly higher frets were used, which ensure excellent playing comfort. The pickups used are Alnico-III True Historic MCMR and XHCMR pickups. Connected to the amp, it's pure Rock n' 'Roll! The guitar sounds almost like it looks. Super direct, dirty, rocking, smacking and very differentiated. It really comes into its own with Rock riffs and distorted open chords. Pure joy of playing! On the neck it even has a very light Strat shot for bluesy sounds without mud. Tom Murphy has really managed to capture the feel and sound of the old goldtops. If you are looking for an extravagant, unusual goldtop, which is rarely found in this form, this is the one for you.
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