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$7,699
The '57 "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom is perhaps the most beautiful guitar ever made, revered both for its undeniable upscale aesthetic and its versatile sound. The dark, dense Ebony fingerboard produces clarity and sustain while the single-piece solid Mahogany body adds a warmth and mid-range unlike any other Les Paul. 2018 marks the first time the Historic '57 Les Paul Custom model includes all "True Historic" plastics and parts, chemically and structurally re-engineered from vintage examples. Available with two or three pickup configurations in Gloss or VOS (vintage patina, shown) finishes. Left-handed models available as well.
Body
Wood Species:
1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Finish:
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck
Material
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile
Medium Chunky, .9" depth at nut, 1.0" at 12th fret
Scale Length
24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Ebony, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays
Pearl Block
Truss Rod
'50s Tubeless
Finishes

2-Pickup Ebony (VOS or Gloss)

3-Pickup Ebony (VOS or Gloss)

(Left-handed models available to order at same prices.)

Hardware
Finish
Gold
Bridge
ABR-1
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum
Tuning Machines
Kluson Waffleback
Pick Guard
Replica Multi-ply Acrylic
Control Knobs
Replica Butyrate Black Top Hats
Switch Tip
Replica Catalin
Switch Washer
Replica Acrylic
Jack Plate Cover
Replica Multi-ply Acrylic
Electronics
Pickups
Neck: Custombucker
Middle (on 3-Pickup Ebony VOS): Custombucker
Bridge: Custombucker
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Accessories
Strings
10-13-17-26-36-46
Case
Brown/Pink Lacquered '50s Replica Case
Other
Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity