Epiphone Ltd Ed 1956 Les Paul Standard Goldtop

£379.00 RRP £399.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 78997

  • Limited Edition Model
  • Vintage Style P-90 Pickups Made to the Original Specs
  • Classic 50s Les Paul Styling with Ornate Details
  • LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic/Stopbar Bridge
  • Mahogany Body with a Maple Veneer Top that Delivers a Classic Tone

Epiphone Ltd Ed 1956 Les Paul Standard Goldtop


The Epiphone Ltd Ed 1956 Les Paul Standard Goldtop is a limited edition model that is exclusive to Gear4music. Crafted from a solid mahogany body topped with a maple veneer, this Epiphone guitar provides a lightweight guitar at an affordable price. Achieve that classic tone tone, reminiscent of the original Les Paul's with the P90 soupbar pickups that are located in the bridge and neck position. With a full host of 1956 Les Paul inspired appointments, the Epiphone Ltd Ed 1956 Les Paul Standard Goldtop is the perfect choice for any budget.

Product Ref: 78997

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Affordable Reissue

Built around the original 1956 specification, the new Epiphone Ltd Ed 1956 Les Paul Standard Goldtop is heavily equipped with classic Les Paul appointments including gold top finish, traditional body shape, cream pickguard, single coil pickups, retro control knobs and many more. With all these Les Paul imitations, you are provided with a quality guitar at a fraction of the price, making it an ideal choice for beginners or players who are on a strict budget.


Like the original Les Paul model, this limited edition model is equipped with a pair of Epiphone P90 soapbar pickups which not only look authentic, but also deliver a classic tone with a rich sustain. These P90 pickups feature Alnice V magnets which provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end, making this guitar extremely versatile. Each pickup has independent volume and tone controls for achieving the perfect sound.

LockTone Tune-O-Matic and Stopbar Bridge

The Epiphone Ltd Ed 1956 Les Paul also features Epiphone’s legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone™ Tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge and a Stopbar tailpiece. This is Epiphone’s updated, patent pending design which auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for that one-of-a-kind Les Paul sustain, and ideal for gigging musicians.


  • Vintage style P-90 pickups made to the original specifications
  • Classic 50s Les Paul styling with ornate details
  • 50’s rounded neck profile for added authenticity
  • LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar bridge
  • Set-neck construction for the ultimate tone
  • D’Addario strings offer optimum performance and reliability
  • Solid mahogany body with a maple veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain
  • 14 degree angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups
  • Rosewood fingerboard features stunning pearloid trapezoid inlays
  • Output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability



  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Maple Veneer
  • Body Finish: Metallic Goldtop
  • Binding: Body Top - 1 ply (Cream) Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)


  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1950's, Rounded "C" Profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued In
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid inlays

Harware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone P-90 pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone P-90 pickup
  • Controls: Volume x 2, Tone x 2
  • Pickup Switching: 3-way
  • Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Tuning Machines: Epiphone "Deluxe" 18:1 ratio
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Strings: D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
  • Pickguard: Cream