1957 Les Paul Custom ReissueThe Original Black Beauty

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

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. All together, 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. + expand +
Buying Options
Left/Right Handed:
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We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood. Please consider shopping at our EU store or find a dealer who may be able to ship to your location.

1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue Specifications

Body

Body Material
1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Binding Style
Multi-ply
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Neck Material
Solid Mahogany
Neck Profile
Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Bridge
No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar (or Bigsby if applicable)
Tuners
Kluson Waffleback w/ Pearloid Tips
Pick Guard
Multiply Laminated Acrylic
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Control Knobs
Butyrate Black Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Switch Washer
Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate
Multiply Laminated Acrylic

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Middle Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (if applicable)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Included Accessories
Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags