Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery
Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395 - The Music Gallery

Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony 71395

Regular price $6,899.00 Sale

The Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue in Ebony, AKA The Black Beauty is truly a special guitar amongst the other Les Paul reissues. Carved from a single piece of mahogany, this guitar does not feature a maple top. This results in a warmer, denser sound with a less biting top end. The perfect Les Paul for Jazz and Blues, that Black Beauty has been a thing of beauty since its introduction in 1957. 

The neck is made from solid mahogany and then topped with a solid ebony fingerboard. This combo has served thousands upon thousands of players over the decades with sustain, warmth, resonance, and a bright, articulate attack. The neck is carved to a Chunky C Profile. The fingerboard radius comes in at 12" and when paired with Gibsons Historic Medium Jumbo Fretwire, you get one phenomenal playing surface. Tasty fingerboard binding and the classic Headstock binding and inlay complete the look.

The pickups are a pair of Unpotted Custombuckers with Alnico III magnets. These are a great-sounding pickup when you want warmth and richness. They are the perfect pairing with the all-mahogany body. Each pickup has its own volume and tone control. A Switchcraft Brand 3 Way Toggle grants you access to each pickup or both in tandem. 

From the Gibson Website...
"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." 

  • Gibson Custom Shop
  • 1957 Les Paul Custom
  • Ebony VOS Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Weighs 9 lbs 8 oz
  • 1 Piece Carved Mahogany Body
  • Hide Glue Body Construction
  • Solid Mahogany Neck
  • Chunk C Shaped Neck Profile
  • Solid Ebony Fingerboard
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl Fretboard Inlays
  • Hide Glue Neck Construction
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • Historic Medium Jumbo Fretwire
  • Nylon Nut
  • 1.69" Nut Width
  • Gold Hardware
  • No Wire ABR-1 Bridge
  • Nickel Plated Brass Saddles
  • Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Kluson Waffleback w/Pearloid Keys
  • Custom Alnico III Humbucker Pickups
  • 2 x Volume Controls
  • 2 x Tone Controls
  • Paper In Oil Caps
  • 3 Way Switchcraft Pickup Toggle
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Original Hardshell Case

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