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Gibson Custom '57 Custom Les Paul Black Beauty Electric Guitar

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A visual and sonic Les Paul powerhouse.Gibson has always been known for the quality of their craftsmanship, and the Custom Shop '57 Custom Les Paul B...Click To Read More About This Product

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A visual and sonic Les Paul powerhouse.Gibson has always been known for the quality of their craftsmanship, and the Custom Shop '57 Custom Les Paul Black Beauty embodies that tradition through and through. Originally introduced in 1957, the Les Paul Custom Black Beauty featured Gibson' then-new humbucker pickups that revolutionized the sound of electric guitars. This Custom Shop masterpiece is loaded with three BurstBucker pickups for greater tonal variety than the traditional dual-humbucker setup. Also features the classic Les Paul carved mahogany top and solid mahogany body, one-piece set mahogany neck with 22-fret ebony fingerboard, ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and binding on the body, neck and headstock. Using only the finest materials and electrical components, Gibson's highly skilled Custom Shop luthiers create guitars that rise to the level of fine art, for players and collectors with an appreciation for unsurpassed craftsmanship and unequalled tone. NOTE: optional gold Bigsby tailpiece may vary with Bigsby script over gold background or over black background. Use the drop-down menu above to choose your options.

FEATURES
  • 3 BurstBuckers
  • Carved mahogany top and solid mahogany body
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • 22-fret ebony fretboard
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece (optional Bigsby tremolo)
  • Body, neck, and headstock binding
  • Long neck tenon
  • Gold hardware
  • Classic ebony finish
  • Includes hardshell case, and certificate of authenticity
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Top wood: Carved mahogany
  • Back wood: Solid mahogany
  • Binding: Multi-ply white/black on top and back
  • Neck construction: 1-piece mahogany
  • Fingerboard wood: 22 fret ebony
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Binding: Single-ply white
  • Profile: Rounded
  • Scale length/Nut width: 24-3/4"; 1-11/16"
  • Pickups: BurstBucker 1 (rhythm) and 2 (treble); BurstBucker 1 in middle position on 3 pickup configuration
  • Other: CTS pots and bumblebee caps
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
  • Hardware color: Gold
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Bigsby tremolo or aluminum stopbar
  • Other: Thin, original-style toggle switch washer and jackplate
  • Tuner style: Kluson vintage tulip tuners
  • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
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