Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.
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. All together, 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.
Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: Chunky C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687"
End of Board Width: 2.24"
Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Body Shape: Les Paul
Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar (or Bigsby if applicable)
Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback w/ Pearloid Tips
Pickguard: Multiply Laminated Acrylic
TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Control Knobs: Butyrate Black Top Hats
Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover: Multiply Laminated Acrylic
Control Covers: Black Royalite
Strap Buttons: Brass
Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver
Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Middle Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (if applicable)
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Switchcraft
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Accessories: Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags