Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 3-Pickup Bigsby Light Aged - Ebony

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Sku: 711106050249
Brand: Gibson
Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom 3-Pickup Guitar w/ Bigsby Vibrato - Ebony Light Aged

The Original Black Beauty

Gibson Custom - The Murphy Lab Collection

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



• Body Shape: Les Paul
• Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
• Binding: Multi-ply
• Weight Relief: None
• Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Light Aged


• 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


• Finish: Gold - Murphy Lab Light Aged
• Tuner Plating: Gold
• Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
• Tailpiece:Bigsby
• Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback with 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 3 (Unpotted)
• Middle 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 Case
• Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case