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Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom 3 PU VOS Electric Guitar with Case

Powered by 3 humbuckers, this vintage Les Paul delivers high-output, versatile tone. (7) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Often considered the high point of the original Gibson golden age, 1957 turned out some of the best Les Paul ever produced. In particular, the Les Paul Custom -- which was designed to give discerning players a little something extra -- employed the latest in Gibson craftsmanship to create the very best in solidbody style and tone. With the '57 Les Paul Custom, the Gibson Custom Shop stunningly recreates these iconic instruments as part of the VOS -- or Vintage Original Spec -- series. Complete with three Burstbucker pickups, elegant "Black Beauty" looks, and a genuine Bigsby tremolo system, this guitar captures all the magic of an original Les Paul Custom.

Genuine Les Paul Sound and Specs

By 1957, the ground-breaking 'PAF' humbuckers already came standard on most Les Pauls. The Les Paul Custom took things a step further with the added option of a third pickup. The '57 VOS Custom uses three gibson Burstbuckers(r) which gush with the classic rock snarl of an original '50s humbucker. Also true to many high-end Les Pauls of the era, this release includes a Bigsby tremolo system for another layer of sonic versatility. The neck is in a comfortable '50s rounded profile and joined to the non-weight-relieved body with a deep-running tenon. The result is an astounding degree of the classic Gibson sustain.

"Black Beauty" Looks

The Les Paul Custom of the 1950s offered players a gorgeous new look with an elegant black finish and enticing gold hardware. The cream binding on the back and sides beautifully juxtaposes with the black exterior, while the distinctive headstock inlay denotes this as a guitar of unsurpassed quality. Like the rest of the VOS series, this guitar has been finished with a period-accurate gloss and aged to give the authentic appearance of an over-50-year-old guitar with all the dings and scratches you'd expect.

This video from Gibson gives a great overview of the stunning VOS series:


Features:

- Original specs of a vintage '57 Les Paul Custom
- Three powerful Burstbucker pickups for original 'PAF' tone
- Beautiful black finish with gold hardware and creme binding
- Onboard Bigsby tremolo system
- Aged to perfection as part of Gibson VOS series
- Included hardshell case

Of all the classic Les Pauls of the late '50s, the Les Paul Custom clearly commands the most respect. Featuring three powerful pickups, original Les Paul specs, and an onboard Bigsby tremolo, the '57 Les Paul Custom VOS is one of the finest Les Pauls available.

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Body & Hardware:
Carved mahogany top

Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back

Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back

Ebony finish

Gold hardware

ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece or Bigsby tremolo

Neck & Headstock
1-piece mahogany neck w/ long neck tenon

22-fret ebony fingerboard

Pearl block inlays

Single-ply white binding

Early '50s rounded neck profile

24-3/4 in. scale length, 1-11/16 in. nut width

Holly headstock veneer

Vintage tulip tuners

Electronics & Strings
BurstBucker 1 (R, M) and 2 (T) pickups

CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors

2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch

Vintage Reissue .010 strings

Includes Custom Shop case, and certificate of authenticity.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

In 1957, "Patent Applied For" humbuckers became standard issue on both the Les Paul Model and the Les Paul Custom. To go along with its already upscale appointments, the Les Paul Custom was made available with either two or three of these quiet, powerful new pickups. Now part of Gibson's proprietary new Vintage Original Spec series -- the next step in the journey toward perfection. This version of the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom VOS has 3 pickups, for extra output and more tonal variation.

Vintage Finish
Aged to perfection, Gibson VOS (Vintage Original Specs) guitars undergo an "aging process" for an oxidized finish and all the dings and scratches you would expect from a well-worn guitar. VOS series guitars look and feel like a 50-year-old guitar should.
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"IT IS AWESOME"
Sound: it has an awesome sound i had a friend who played a song on it was great Ease of Use: les paul's are known for the great sound who wants to change it The Wow Factor: Its color mixed with the gold bridge set is awesome plus the knobs and switches blend in to the guitar Overall: it is AWESOME
Style of Music: Rock
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