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Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Reissue 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged

  • €8,899.00

In stock at the store

In stock at the store

Ordered by 3 PM Mon-Fri we will ship the same day (Guitars the next day due to inspection and setup)

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The Original Black Beauty

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. 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 features Ultra-Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra-Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

  • Body Style: Les Paul

  • Body Shape: Les Paul

  • Body Material: Solid Mahogany

  • Binding: Multi-ply

  • Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

  • Weight Relief: None

  • Profile: 50s Rounded Medium C

  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony

  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in

  • Fret Count: 22

  • Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo

  • Nut Material: Nylon

  • Nut Width: 42.85 mm / 1.687 in

  • End Of Board Width: 56.89 mm / 2.239 in

  • Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl

  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

  • Finish: Gold; Murphy Lab Light Aged

  • Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1

  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback with Pearloid Tips

  • Pickguard: Multi-ply 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: Multi-ply 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 3 (Unpotted)

  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)

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

  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft

  • Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

  • Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch

  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case


Description

The Original Black Beauty

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. 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 features Ultra-Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra-Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

  • Body Style: Les Paul

  • Body Shape: Les Paul

  • Body Material: Solid Mahogany

  • Binding: Multi-ply

  • Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

  • Weight Relief: None

  • Profile: 50s Rounded Medium C

  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony

  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in

  • Fret Count: 22

  • Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo

  • Nut Material: Nylon

  • Nut Width: 42.85 mm / 1.687 in

  • End Of Board Width: 56.89 mm / 2.239 in

  • Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl

  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

  • Finish: Gold; Murphy Lab Light Aged

  • Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1

  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback with Pearloid Tips

  • Pickguard: Multi-ply 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: Multi-ply 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 3 (Unpotted)

  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)

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

  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft

  • Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

  • Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch

  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case



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