Gibson Custom Shop 3-Pickup ’57 R7 1957 Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” Historic Reissue 2010 Ebony VOS


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Gibson Custom Shop 3-Pickup ’57 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Historic 1957 Reissue 2010 Ebony VOS – Excellent Condition 9.5/10.

Wow – what an Icon. If your looking at this “Black Beauty” you probably already know – these guitars a re-known by many players as the holy grail of Les Paul Customs and amongst the most beautiful guitars ever made.

This particular guitar is from 2010 and has been played with the utmost care and attention. As such the only thing to report is extremely minor play wear with the strap buttons replaced with strap locks. At the time these we’re the most historically accurate re-issues available and as such they are now quite sought after, particularly as the tonewoods used are starting to mature for even greater tone.

The guitar features all the historic features you’d expect from an original 57 guitar such as: a completely solid one piece mahogany body and neck (only found on 57 les paul customs), solid Ebony fingerboard, 57 neck profile with 50’s block inlays, 3 x custombucker Alnico 3 pickups with handwired harness and bumblebee capacitors.


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

Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: 57′┬áC-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.24″ / 56.89mm
Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Finish: Gold
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson Gibson Deluxe w/ Pearloid Tips

Multiply Laminated Acrylic
TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
Switch Tip: Amber
Switchwasher: Black
Jack Plate Cover: Multiply Laminated Acrylic
Control Covers: Black
Strap Buttons: Gold Straplock (replaced)
Mounting Rings: Black
Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III
Middle Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III
Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Switchcraft

Black Custom Shop 5-Latch
Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags

Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!

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