1957 Gibson Custom Shop Wildwood Spec Les Paul Custom Murphy Lab 2018
You swear you was playing the real deal in person. Mind blowing rare Les Paul here. New it was $10,249.. After paying the sales tax, total cost was over $11,000
All pics and write up coming..
Tom Murphy is a legendary figure who has customized guitars for everyone from Eric Clapton to Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, and his aging process (which involves much careful measurement, thoughtful planning, sweat, blood, and elbow grease) is renowned for making modern instruments look like they were born in the fifties and sixties.
This time, our favorite guitar-aging wizard has applied his signature brand of vintage magic to our Wildwood Spec Les Paul Customs, and they are some of the best-looking aged guitars we have ever seen. I am here to tell that you will be inspired every time you look at this 57 Black Beauty Tom Murphy-Aged Les Paul Custom
This Wildwood Spec 1957 Les Paul Custom features a solid mahogany body for extra tonal heft and exceptional resonance. The ebony fingerboard is also attached with hot hide glue for improved energy transfer, so these guitars are quite loud and resonant when unplugged! Wildwood Spec Custom 'Buckers only improve this excellent natural tone by delivering sweet, vintage-perfect tone. After paying so much attention to replicating the sound of the originals, we had to make sure they looked right, too! So, we equipped them with waffle-back tuners, gold hardware, and vintage-accurate plastics to complete the package.
018 Gibson '59 Murphy Painted/Aged Reissue Les Paul!
GREAT TOP! '59 Les Paul that was Painted and Aged by the Master: Tom Murphy. Murphy Burst/Aged! Best of the best from 2018! This was a Wildwood spec guitar that retailed for $10,899 online. Dark Rosewood Fretboard, beautiful finish, great top, great neck, and all the wonderful 2018 updates. All TRUE HISTORIC parts with the extra Murphy finishes. A sweet guitar that plays and sounds excellent. The guitar is minty, with original lacquered and aged hardshell Lifton-style case, COA, paperwork! See video of this exact guitar being played by Greg Koch at Wildwood when it was new.
Brand Gibson Custom Shop
Model Wildwood Spec by Tom Murphy 1957 Les Paul Custom
Finish Color Hand-Painted Tom Murphy Sunburst
Top Wood Hand-selected 2 Piece Figured Maple attached with Hot Hide Glue
Body Wood Lightweight Solid Mahogany
Neck Wood 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
Neck Shape '50s Rounded Tom Murphy "C"
Neck Dimensions .900 1st - 1.010 12th
Fingerboard Rosewood attached with Hot Hide Glue
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Inlays Cellulose Trapezoids
Scale Length 24.75"
Width at Nut 1 11/16"
Binding Single-Ply Cream on Top and Hand-Filed Rolled Fingerboard Binding
Pickups 2 Custom Buckers wound to Wildwood Spec
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggle switch
Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Unique Features Vintage Accurate Plastic Parts
Case Gibson Custom Brown Lifton Hardshell Case, with Pink inside