GIBSON COLLECTOR’S CHOICE 36 “GOLDFINGER”

Replica of One of the Sweetest-sounding Les Pauls Ever

The Gibson Custom Collector’s Choice #36 Charles Daughtry ’57 Goldtop a.k.a. “Goldfinger” solidbody electric guitar offers you the chance to own the instrument widely known by collectors and vintage experts throughout the world as one of the best sounding Les Pauls. CC #36 Goldfinger oozes vintage appeal thanks to the detailed aging of the guitar’s hardware and finish. And the guitar sings with the famous lows and clarity of Charles Daughtry’s original through a set of custom-wound humbucking pickups. But the CC #36 Charles Daughtry ’57 Goldtop a.k.a. “Goldfinger” is extremely limited.

Gibson Custom CC #36 Charles Daughtry ’57 Goldtop a.k.a. “Goldfinger” at a Glance:

  • Crafted based on a historic Les Paul
  • Detailed re-creation in feel, aesthetic, and tone
  • Custom-wound humbucking pickups match the originals

 

Detailed re-creation in feel, aesthetic, and tone

The Collector’s Choice #36 Charles Daughtry ’57 Goldtop a.k.a. “Goldfinger” is part of Gibson Custom’s Standard Historic line. The original was gone over with extreme attention to detail to re-create everything from the woods used to the way the original finish has worn over the years. You will understand why these old neck profiles are so sought after when you put its rounded carve in your hands and experience the late-’50s neck angle. And even the nylon string nut, historic Goldtop hat knobs, and a lightweight aluminum stop bar are included.

Custom-wound humbucking pickups match the originals

The most famous characteristic of Charles Daughtry’s 1957 Goldtop is its plugged-in voice. It’s said to exude the perfect balance of aggressive lows and clear-as-a-bell high end. Many vintage experts and collectors feel “Goldfinger” is among the best sounding vintage Les Pauls in existence. To capture that magic, Gibson Custom hand-wound a set of Custom Bucker humbucking pickups to perfectly match those tones. We’ve heard many vintage-style pickups at Sweetwater, and these are among the sweetest sounding out there.

Gibson Custom Collector’s Choice #36 Charles Daughtry ’57 Goldtop a.k.a. “Goldfinger” Features:

  • Re-creation of Charles Daughtry’s prized ’57 Goldtop Les Paul
  • Detailed replica down to the nylon nut
  • 2 humbuckers wound to exactly replicate the original’s famous tone
  • Finish and hardware aged exactly like the original
  • Limited to 300 worldwide