Gibson Custom True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" Electric Guitar (SN:75111)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" Electric Guitar, serial number 75111. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (9 lbs, 0.1 oz.)

Gibson's top-shelf "deluxe" Les Paul model from the late '50s has been painstakingly re-created with mind-blowing accuracy with the Gibson Custom True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty". Gibson Custom's True Historic specifications replicate each and every detail with fanatic levels of accuracy, allowing the True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" to faithfully capture all of the subtle nuances of the Les Paul Custom from that year. From vintage-correct measurements, bindings, and hardware all the way down to a period-accurate ebony finish and a pair of Custom Bucker pickups, this striking "Black Beauty" brings you closer than ever before to getting your hands the real thing.

Boasting a classic combination of tonewoods, the True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" sports a hand-selected mahogany back and a double-carved maple cap that features an original 1957 Les Paul Custom dish carve. Just like the good ol' days, the top is joined to the back with period-correct hide glue adhesive. Catering to the authentic "tuxedo" aesthetic, this Les Paul Custom comes handsomely dressed in a thin True Historic hand wet-sanded Vintage Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish and wears aged multi-ply binding on the top and back.

For a traditional feel with the looks to match, the 24.75"-scale mahogany neck is double-carved and hand-sanded to offer the authentic feel of a chunky 1957 Les Paul Custom profile. The superbly playable 12"-radius ebony fingerboard is elegantly trimmed with hand-filed rolled fingerboard binding for a smooth, natural feel in your fretting hand.  Adding to the genuine LP Custom look, the fingerboard is adorned with those classic pearl block inlays while the headstock showcases a thinner 1957 True Historic Holly Head Veneer with multi-ply aged binding, a Les Paul Custom truss rod cover, an aged Les Paul Custom Pearl inlay, and an aged Gibson logo with an authentic open O and B.

Equipped with set of Alnico III Custom Bucker pickups, the True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" can dish out all of that time-tested snarl, growl and bite of those first-year "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups. The pickups are routed through a traditional control compliment, which includes a 3-way switch and independent volume & tone controls for each pickup. Not only do these pickups deliver all the warm vintage tones you desire, but they look the part too thanks to the True Historic gold pickups covers that were designed and engineered based on the originals.

As you'd expect from a '57 LP Custom, the True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" comes outfitted with classy, vintage-accurate gold hardware including a set of reissue waffle back tuning machines, an ABR bridge with thumbwheels and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. All of the plastics including the pickguard, truss rod cover, control knobs, backplate cover, switch washer and trim rings have all been authentically re-created through molecular-level analysis of the originals. A special 2015 Die Cast Gibson Custom Medallion treble/rhythm switch cover plate rounds out the hardware.

This attractive package is completed by a vintage-correct reissue brown hardshell case with pink fur lining, a bound Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Custom and an extra black plastic treble/rhythm switch cover plate.

With a very limited number of these finely-crafted reissues available, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" Electric Guitar poses a rare opportunity for the discerning player and the avid collector alike. Get yours from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity in Binder
  • Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape 1957 Les Paul Custom
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Reissue
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Type ABR Thumbwheel with Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Reissue Waffle Back
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Please See 'More Info' Tab for Additional Specifications
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 9 lbs, 0.1 oz.
Series True Historic
Model True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty"

Gibson Custom True Historic 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" Additional Specifications

Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.