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Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar (with Case)

Saddle up this stallion, and you can actually feel the dynamic, nuanced tone dripping from its CustomBucker pickups and beautifully finished mahogany body. Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is absolutely stunning, with its antiqued ebony finish, gold plated hardware and classic Black Beauty appointments. Add to that, its 20th Anniversary medallion, which covers the toggle switch access panel on the guitar's back, a custom fitted dust cover with a retro 1993 Gibson Custom Logo and a one-of-a-kind , handmade, framed Certificate of Authenticity, and you have a very unique and memorable instrument worthy of such a distinct milestone.

To be sure the very few owners of this special guitar can keep it in like new condition for years to come, Gibson has even included a pair of white gloves for handling it. But make no mistake, the 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty reissue can rock! Two Alnico 3 loaded Custom Burst Bucker pickups, a solid, 1-piece mahogany body, and a completely updated specification set for 2013 retain this legendary guitar's remarkable tone and playability.

Body and Neck

Just like the original '57 Les Paul Custom electric guitar, the Gibson 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty has a one-piece body of solid mahogany with a carved top, finished in Antique Ebony in nitrocellulose lacquer. Its quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved to a full, rounded '50s profile and is topped with a genuine, one-piece ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets. Its Custom-profile headstock is trimmed in multi-ply binding and carries a mother-of-pearl split-diamond inlay.

Pickups and Electronics

The 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty guitar carries Custom Buckers with gold-plated covers. Designed specifically for this limited edition guitar, these pickups are made with genuine Alnico III magnets and coils wound with unequal turns of 42 AWG wire for that characteristic PAF depth and bite, with a slightly overwound bridge pickup for added punch in the lead position. Its traditional control complement includes two independent volume and tone controls, with Bumble Bee tone caps on the latter, and a three-way toggle switch.

Hardware and Plastics

The gold-plated ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and lightweight stopbar tailpiece partner with a set of authentic gold "waffle back" tuners. A black multi-ply pickguard, black top-hat knobs, and engraved "Les Paul Custom" truss-rod cover complete the authentic look.

Case and Extras

In addition to its Custom Shop case, owner's manual, and adjustment literature, each 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty comes with a framed, handmade, one-of-a-kind Custom Shop 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Certificate of Authenticity, along with a custom-fitted dust cover with retro 1993 Custom Shop logo, a pair of white gloves, and a stamped brass "20th Anniversary" toggle switch cavity cover (with a spare standard plastic cover in the case).

Features:

- 1-piece Mahogany body with Antiqued Ebony finish
- Ebony fingerboard with custom block, pearl inlays
- Powerful Custom Bucker Humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Gold-plated ABR-1 bridge with aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Waffle back gold-plated tuners with 12:1 tuning ratio
- Limited run of only 100 pieces being made

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Body:
- Body Species: Mahogany
- Binding: W/B/W/B/W/B/W multi-ply on Top, W/B/W/B/W multi-ply on Back
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond

Neck:
- Species: Mahogany with Maple Spline
- Profile: Rounded '50s
- Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
- Joint Angle: 4 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond

Neck Fit:
- Joint: Mortise and Tenon
- Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch

Fingerboard:
- Species: Ebony
- Radius: 12 inches
- Scale Length: 24.75 inches
- Binding: .062 White
- Inlays: Pearl Custom Blocks
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
- Other: Reissue Fret Wire/Black Side Dots

Nut:
- Material: Nylon
- Width: 1.687
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock:
- Logo: Pearl
- Inlay: Pearl Split Diamond
- Truss Rod Cover: Vintage with 'Les Paul Custom' Hot-Stamped
- Angle: 17 Degrees

Tuners:
- Model: Waffle Back Tuners
- Tuning Ratio: 12:01
- Plating: Gold
- Bridge: Gold ABR-1
- Tailpiece: Gold Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with Dial Pointers
- Pickguard: Black Beauty Multi-ply
- Toggle Switch Washer: Black with Gold Silkscreen
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Black
- Control Plate Cover: Black
- Brass Gibson End Pins
- Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
- Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls 2 Tone Controls
- Toggle Switch: Switchcraft Axial Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
- Finish Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Case:
- Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
- Interior: Red Fur
- Exterior: Brown Pleather
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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