The three-pickup 1957 Les Paul Custom, with its refined “tuxedo” looks, gold hardware and smooth, “fretless wonder” playability, was the flagship of Gibson’s mid-century run of legendary instruments.
This True Historic Series recreation gets it all right, from the double-carved top and neck to the superbly thin, hand-sanded nitrocellulose lacquer finish, including plastics made to the original formulas, recreated through exhaustive laboratory analysis of vintage pieces. You will never come closer to an original than this meticulous Gibson Custom version.
VOS-finished, bound solid mahogany body
24.75″-scale mahogany neck with 22-fret, 12″-radius solid ebony fingerboard
Three CustomBucker humbuckers with 3-way pickup selector switch
ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece, Kluson “Waffleback” tuners, all historic plastics
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Medium chunky
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in long tenon
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Dual-action
Neck finish: Gloss
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Vintage-style “Fretless Wonder”
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Pearl block
Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
Brand: Gibson Custom
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active EQ: No
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2