1955 Gibson Les Paul
This 1955 Les Paul is perfect. Some guitars just "got it" and you know it when you play it for the first time. The neck, the pick ups, the weight, the wear, all perfect.
I looked around and played several '55s before selecting this beauty, and the moment I played it, I knew I had found "the one".
1955 marks the pinnacle of the Les Paul Goldtop with wrap around bridge and P90s. Gibson had perfected the design, the neck angle, the headstock pitch, and the stop tail wrap around bridge.
By the end of 1955, Gibson introduced the next innovation, the Tune-o-matic bridge together with the stoptail that would come to define the Les Paul design ever after.