Gibson Collectors Choice #12 1957 Les Paul Goldtop
Collector's Choice #12, 1957 Goldtop #7-3939.
See the video below, we loaned Joe Bonamassa this guitar for the actual shoot, we haven't wiped the neck down, so Joe's mojo is still present!
This guitar has several notable distinctions including its place as the first original Goldtop to be offered as a Collector's Choice model. Additionally, the guitar's current owner is none other than Gibson's CEO and the man that helped Gibson rise from the ashes, Henry Juszkiewicz.
It's an exceptional example of a '57 Les Paul electric guitar, regardless of the owner. It's got a sweet, thick tone, and has a unique balance between the bridge and neck pickups. Both are based on our favorite Custom Bucker, but with a slight underwind.
All fame aside, Collector's Choice #12 is a player's guitar, with a beefy, late 50's profile, light weight and a delicate balance of power and "chime" in its pickup set. It's aging reflects a guitar that's been used as it should be, but cared for throughout its years.
As always, its distinctive patina and individual marks have been artfully recaptured by Gibson Custom's expert aging team. Collector's Choice #12 is offered in a Limited run of up 300, with qualifying materials determining the final run size.