Sold Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop 1957 Black Beauty

Discussion in 'Guitar Emporium Archive' started by averde, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. averde

    averde Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Northern California
    Collector alert! These don't come up very often especially in this condition. The guitar is an absolutely stunning VOS original Custom Shop Black Beauty, the discontinued version with an EBONY fretboard (not the Richlite stuff they're using on new Customs these days), 3 powerful Gibson BurstBucker Pickups and a Bigsby. Everything is factory original with the exception of the added bonus of a pro upgraded Tom Bartlett Nylon nut and the wiring which is currently set at 3 volume knobs and 1 master tone. Another rare feature is the incredible weight at only 9.5 lbs which is extremely rare for these as they're usually in excess of 10-11 on the scale.

    No issues to speak of whatsoever. It's in like new condition, super clean and I can't find a single imperfection. No breaks ever, no repairs ever, smoke exposure free and babied for life, never gigged and all electronics are in 100% perfect working order. The guitar sounds HUGE. Super resonant with big tight lows, great upper mid honk and really sweet highs. Includes the Original Gibson Custom Shop Hard Shell case, Certificate of Authenticity and all case items. Asking $4550 shipped. If using standard PayPal, we'll need to split the fees. The guitar will ship professionally packed and fully insured.

    • Mahogany Body
    • Carved mahogany top
    • Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
    • One piece mahogany neck with long tenon
    • One piece solid Ebony fingerboard
    • 12″ Fretboard Radius
    • Pearl Block Inlays
    • Period-Correct Rounded ’50s Neck Profile
    • Holly Headstock Veneer
    • 24-3/4″ Scale Length
    • 1-11/16″ Nut Width
    • 22 Frets
    • 3 BurstBucker Alnico 3 Pickups
    • CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
    • Bigsby Bridge
    • Multi-Ply Binding
    • Gold Vintage tuners
    • Gold Hardware
    • 9.5 lbs
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  2. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    Northern MD

    I love these
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  3. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Silver Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Santa Fe, NM
    Me too, Brother! Gorgeous guitar...


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