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Wildwoodians, we are proud to present you with a true exemplar of the Gold Standard: a Wildwood Spec reissue of the legendary 1956 Les Paul Standard. These Midas-kissed beauties feature a host of true-to-vintage appointments that give them the sort of tone that haunts the dreams of Les Paul enthusiasts and P-90 aficionados.
Everything starts with quality tonewoods--warm, round-sounding mahogany and crisp, clear maple, and a sweet-sounding rosewood fretboard. Once they pick out some good-sounding wood, the master luthiers at the Gibson Custom Shop attach everything together using hot hide glue. Using hide glue is a time-consuming old-world manufacturing technique that pays incredible sonic dividends because it creates the strongest possible connection between each piece of wood to build as much resonance as possible. That means that these pretty golden girls sing loud and proud even when unplugged!
When you do plug in, you will be amazed at how well the natural acoustic voice of these instruments translates to huge electrified tone. Each one comes equipped with Custom Shop Alnico 3 P-90s that seem to capture all of our favorite parts of old pickups. Warm, woody low end, touch-sensitive midrange that can sing, punch or bite depending on your mood, and lush, chiming high-end. If vintage-style sparkle and crunch are your thing, you'll find yourself utterly enamored with the sound of the Wildwood Spec '56 Standard.
Serial Number: 69048
Brand Gibson Custom Shop
Model Wildwood Spec 1956 Les Paul Standard
Finish Color Goldtop
Finish Type VOS
Weight 8.63 lbs.
Top Wood Carved Maple Attached with Hot Hide Glue
Body Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood 1-Piece Mahogany Neck
Neck Shape Slim '60s V2 Rounded
Neck Dimensions .830 1st - .960 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 P-90s w/Alnico III Magnets
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Tuners Kluson "Deluxe"
Unique Features Vintage-Accurate Plastic Parts
Case Gibson Custom Hardshell