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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom 3-Pickup Electric Guitar

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The 1957 Les Paul 3-Pickup Custom is presented with all the appointments and legendary tone of the original and comes dressed in an alluring Pelham B...Click To Read More About This Product

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A special edition of an American classic guitar with extended tonal versatility.

The 1957 Les Paul 3-Pickup Custom is presented with all the appointments and legendary tone of the original and comes dressed in an alluring Pelham Blue finish. No detail has been overlooked, including a solid, non weight-relieved mahogany body with carved mahogany top. Vintage-style Kluson kidney tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line just as they were on the original. The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is made from one solid piece of mahogany, and attached to the body using a long neck tenon”one of the Les Paul's more distinguishing characteristics of the 1950s. The neck has the Gibson '50s "C"-shaped neck profile and is topped by a 22-fret ebony fingerboard outfitted with block inlays matching the size and color of the originals.

This unusual Custom has three pickups: two of Gibson's legendary Burstbucker 1 pickups in the neck and middle pickup position, and a BurstBucker 2 pickup in the bridge position. BurstBucker pickups deliver all the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone by using historically "unmatched" bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. The BurstBucker 1 is slightly underwound and has a medium vintage output. The BurstBucker 2 is wound in the range of Gibson''s '57 Classic, with slightly hotter output than the BurstBucker 1. The original 1957 Les Paul Custom was the first Custom model to offer the Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece and so does this edition.

The 1957 Les Paul Custom is adorned with gold hardware and is framed with multi-ply white and black binding on both the top and back. The multi-bound headstock has a prominent five-piece split diamond inlay and the Gibson logo. Each guitar also comes with a Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.

  • Top: Carved mahogany
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Binding: w/b/w/b/w/b/w
  • Neck: Set mahogany
  • Neck profile: "C"
  • Fingerboard: Bound ebony
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • No. of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Pearl blocks on fingerboard, Gibson logo and split diamond on headstock
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Antique
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 1
  • Middle Pickup: Burstbucker 1
  • Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 2
  • Controls: Two volume, Two tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Knobs: Black speed
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Case: Hardshell
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