Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged 2012


This guitar is a Monster! We won't even get started on how amazing she looks...yet. But the sound and playability is outstanding. This piece comes to us as a single owner instrument and is ready to find its new forever home.

The sound of this beast can go from screaming classic Gibson to smooth and subtle in a heartbeat. We could not believe how nothing was lost when we pulled the volume back and were able to still hear all of the highs and overtones coming through. The smooth and powerful neck pickup really delivers a warm punch. The neck pickup has that magical ability to wander between a great and powerful attack to a warm howl. We were amazed at how there was no loss in the treble side through both the pickups. The snap and pop was present through every amp we played and through all of the styles as well.

The neck has a glorious full handed feel to it. It almost feels like a Fender 10/56 and a Gibson classic "C" have melded on this and it plays...perfectly. The shoulders are not too wide and plays very easily. The relic work on the back of the neck feels great as well and does not interfere with the feel at all. And it looks unreal! 

The checking across the top of the guitar is amazing. There is a painstaking attention to detail as each crack tells a story of age and the slight greening is there to say hello. It is truly a remarkable piece of art how it has been aged. We cannot say enough about this guitar and trust us when we say it just begs to be pickup up, played, and loved. 

  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Honduran Mahogany
  • Neck Design: Historic long neck tenon
  • Top: two piece Maple
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminum stopbar
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Color: Goldtop
  • Pickups: BurstBucker type 2 & 3
  • Fingerboard: Solid one-piece Madagascar Rosewood
  • Body Back: Hand-selected one-piece mahogany
  • Neck: Honduras Mahogany with ’57 neck profile
  • Peghead type: 50’s Profile LP
  • Inlay: Pearloid
  • Logo: “Gibson”
  • Silkscreen: “Les Paul”
  • Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Scale: 628,65 mm / 24.75″Binding: Single Bound, 50’s Cream
  • Side dots: Tortoise shell
  • Weight 8.9 pounds
  • Type: One of the greatest Les Pauls we've played:)


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