The Gibson Custom & Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is a thing of beauty! An Ebony Les Paul Custom has been an object of desire for many players. A practically mirror black finish, topped with nitrocellulose is flat out stunning. The extra ply binding on the body and headstock really take this one to the next level!
The Black Beauty features an all Mahogany body rather than having a maple top, which is more typical. The 57 Black Beauty from Gibson is the only Custom Shop Les Paul made with these particular details, just like they were in 1957! To make it even cooler, the body is carved from one massive piece of mahogany. As a result, the uniform resonance of the body is unparalleled, much more like an LPJ, Special, or even an SG.
The neck of the 57 Black Beauty is made from Mahogany and shaped to a Chunky C profile. If you dig a late 50's Fat Neck, this is the Custom for you! A bound, Ebony Fingerboard features a 12" radius and 22 historically accurate Medium-Jumbo frets. A Nylon Nut with 1.69" width helps make this beauty sound period-correct and feel familiar. The Long-Neck Tenon truly is a thing of beauty when it comes to sustain and stability. This guitar doesn't just sing, it SANG'S!
A Pair of Alnico III Humbuckers come factory installed and they are a sweet addition to this 50s era LPC. These pickups are a little warmer, a little sweeter, a little more of that darker 'vintage' quality. Each pickup gets its own volume and tone control and is accessible via the 3-way pickup toggle.
The Gibson Custom & Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is one of the most elegant looking guitars from Gibson. We love this 2 pickup version as it's the easiest to play. Plus, the Custom can get pretty heavy, especially when you add in the 3rd pickup AND a Bigsby! However, we can certainly procure the other versions so if we don't have the one you are looking for, just send us a message and let us know!