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Gibson Les Paul 57 Custom 3 Pickup Heavy Aged Ebony Made to measure
  • Gibson Les Paul 57 Custom 3 Pickup Heavy Aged Ebony Made to measure


    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. It also features Heavy Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Heavy Aged finish treatment, paired with heavy aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era. 



    Body Styles

    Les Paul

    Body Shape

    Les Paul

    Body Material

    Solid Mahogany



    Body Finish

    Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

    Weight Relief



    50s Rounded Medium C

    Scale Length

    628.65 mm / 24.75 in

    Fingerboard Material


    Fingerboard Radius

    304.8 mm / 12 in

    Neck Material

    Solid Mahogany

    Fret Count



    Historic Medium-Jumbo

    Nut Material


    Nut Width

    42.85 mm / 1.687 in

    End Of Board Width

    56.89 mm / 2.239 in


    1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl


    Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


    Gold; Murphy Lab Heavy Aged


    No-Wire ABR-1



    Tuning Machines

    Kluson Waffleback with Pearloid Tips


    Multiply Laminated Acrylic

    Truss Rod

    Authentic 1950s No-Tube

    Truss Rod Cover

    Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Les Paul Custom

    Control Knobs

    Butyrate Black Top Hats

    Switch Tip

    Amber Catalin

    Switch washer

    Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

    Jack Plate Cover

    Multiply Laminated Acrylic

    Control Covers

    Black Royalite

    Strap Buttons


    Mounting Rings

    M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

    Pickup Covers

    Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

    Neck Pickup

    Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)

    Middle Pickup

    Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)

    Bridge Pickup

    Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)


    2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

    Pickup Selector

    3-Way Switchcraft

    Output Jack

    1/4" Switchcraft

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