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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup VOS Electric Guitar Ebony

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A meticulously crafted recreation of a legendary vintage electric guitar that looks as stunning as it sounds.

The Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup VOS electric guitar brings you closer than ever to owning an original '50s Black Beauty. From its gold hardware and dark ebony fingerboard to its hand-wired electronics and aged nitrocellulose finish, every detail of this iconic model has been faithfully recreated. The lightweight mahogany body and carved maple top provide exceptional resonance and sustain, allowing the three '57 Classic humbuckers to shine through with a variety of vintage-inspired tones.

Authentic 1950s Styling

With gold hardware, an ebony fingerboard and aged reflector knobs, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS emanates 1950s elegance. Its double-bound body features a carved maple top and mahogany back, finished in a thin nitrocellulose lacquer that has been carefully distressed to mimic decades of natural wear. A rounded mahogany neck offers a comfortable playing feel, while jumbo frets make it easy to execute string bends and chords. From the pearl block inlays to the reissue pickup rings and control knobs, every detail has been carefully considered to provide an authentic vintage experience.

Hand-Wired Electronics

Beneath its stylish exterior, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS hides top-of-the-line components. Its 50s wiring harness routes the pickups directly to the volume and tone controls for a responsive, high-fidelity tone. CTS potentiometers and bumblebee capacitors are built to tight tolerances for an articulate sound with zero loss in the high end. Switchcraft toggle switches, jacks and pickup selector provide road-worthy durability. With hand-wiring throughout, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS delivers the same rich, dimensional tone that made the original Black Beauties legendary.

Versatile Tonal Options

No matter your playing style, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS has you covered. Three '57 Classic humbucker pickups provide a variety of vintage Gibson tones, from warm and rounded to hot and aggressive. Roll back the tone controls for a smooth, jazzy sound or crank them up to cut through loud stages. With individual volume controls for each pickup, you can blend pickups together or isolate them for single-coil-like clarity. From blues to rock and everything in between, this reissue Black Beauty inspires creativity at every turn.

Premium Construction for a Lifetime of Playing

Like the original models that inspired it, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS is built for a lifetime of music making. Its solid mahogany body and hand-carved maple top provide structural integrity and resonant tone. The rounded mahogany neck is reinforced for stability, while a 17-degree headstock pitch provides downforce for improved sustain. All components, including the pickups, pots and switches, are constructed to vintage-correct specifications for durability that stands the test of time. An instrument of this caliber deserves to be passed down through generations.

Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium chunky
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in long tenon
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Maple
  • 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
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: CustomBucker
  • Middle: CustomBucker
  • Bridge: CustomBucker
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Original Tailpiece
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Waffleback
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: United States

Features

  • VOS-finished, bound solid mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale mahogany neck with 22 frets
  • 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