Gibson Custom Shop '57 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Electric Guitar (with Case)

Crafted with a beastly one-piece mahogany body, a trio of alnico III CustomBuckers, and finished with VOS treatment, this Black Beauty lives up to its name.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Custombucker (Alnico III) pickups Sparkling tone; great articulation in the midrange
Gibson VOS treatment Lightly aged finish and hardware; worn-in feel
Custom Shop Long Neck Tennon Adds more sustain and gives a richer tone
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
With its elegant lines and Ebony/Pearl/Gold aesthetic, the 1957 Les Paul Custom is easily one of the most iconic and beautiful guitars ever made. It features a body carved out of a single large piece of solid mahogany, unique among Les Paul models. The resulting dark mid-range tone from the body pairs perfectly with its bright-sounding solid Ebony fingerboard. Altogether, it's the pinnacle of guitar craftsmanship, design and tone. Gibson Custom Shop is proud to revive every last detail of the original "Black Beauty" for this '57 Les Paul Custom Reissue, from the dimensions and contours to the precise inlay patterns to the entire ownership experience.
Body Shape: Les Paul
Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Binding: Multi-ply
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687"
End of Board Width: 2.24"
Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback w/ Pearloid Tips
Pickguard: Multiply Laminated Acrylic
TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Control Knobs: Butyrate Black Top Hats
Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover: Multiply Laminated Acrylic
Control Covers: Black Royalite
Strap Buttons: Brass
Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver
Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Middle Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Switchcraft
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Accessories: Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB LPB357VO EBBG
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB LPB357VO EBGH
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Ebony

$6,999.00
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