Gibson Custom Shop 1954 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ebony VOS 8lbs 8oz

Modeled after Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow Les Paul.

The original run of this guitar in "Oxblood" was ordered before Jeff Beck's passing.

After Jeff died, I was contacted by Gibson Custom and

told that they required a spec change,

to avoid any possible artist relation violation.

At that point, I agreed to change the color to Ebony.

This is the 3rd run. The first 2 runs were outstanding and these are the same!

New with warranty from:
Dexter Music Center

Authorized Dealer and Service Center

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.

From Freddie King to Jeff Beck, many great pickers have been attracted the unique character of the "wraparound" tailpiece of a 1954 Les Paul Goldtop. Some believe its direct link to the body stud screws maximizes sustain while others believe the wraparound bar creates a distinct tonality and vocal quality. Whatever the case, there is certainly something special about this early year in the Les Paul Model's history and Gibson Custom Shop created this '54 Reissue to perfectly recapture the look, feel, and tone of the originals.

The Back Story Of The Jeff Beck 54 Oxblood While recording in Memphis, Tenn., Beck paid a visit to a popular music store called Strings and Things to check out the stock. The guitar that caught his attention was a ’54 Gibson Les Paul that a customer had dropped in for some very specific modifications. One request was that its original Goldtop finish be stripped off in favor of a deep chocolate-brown finish, a color that turned out to exhibit some oxblood tints in certain light. Other modifications included the installation of full-size humbucking pickups in place of the P-90s and changing the original tuners for modern replacements. Legend has it that the customer didn’t like the results … but Jeff Beck did. He purchased the modified Les Paul from the store, and ended up playing it extensively on tour and in the studio. He even gave it pride of place on the cover shot of his milestone 1975 album, Blow By Blow. A tone legend was born.

"It's got glorious, simple melodies and a sound that's beyond metal. It's adult metal." Jeff Beck on his forthcoming album

Even the pickups, Gibson's Burstbucker 2 and Burstbucker 3 (neck and bridge respectively) are among the most accurate vintage PAF reproductions that Gibson has ever conceived, right down to the irregular windings from coil to coil and their lack of potting, two ingredients that contribute to an authentic late-'50s and early '60s humbucker tone.

Blow by Blow is Jeff Beck's second album credited to him as a solo artist. It was recorded in October 1974 and released via Epic Records in 1975. An instrumental album, it peaked at No. 4 on the American Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Specs on this guitar: Serial # 4 3536

Body Style

Les Paul

Body Shape

Les Paul


2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit


1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany


1-Ply Royalite

Body Finish

(Vintage Patina) Antique toner in last three coats of Nitrocellulose lacquer

Weight Relief

None - 8 lbs 8.5oz


50s Rounded Medium C, 1st Fret/12th Fret - .955"/1.043"

Scale Length

628.65 mm / 24.75 in

Fingerboard Material

Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius

304.8 mm / 12 in

Fret Count



Historic Gibson Medium Jumbo (As on the '59)

Nut Material


Nut Width

42.85 mm / 1.687 in

End Of Board Width

56.89 mm / 2.239 in


Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid


Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit







Tuning Machines

Grover with Kidney Bean Buttons


Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Truss Rod

Authentic 1950s No-Tube

Truss Rod Cover

Authentic Stepped 2-Ply

Control Knobs

Gold Speed Knobs

Switch Tip

Amber Catalin

Switch washer

Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Jack Plate Cover

Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Control Covers

Brown Royalite

Strap Buttons


Neck Pickup

Burstbucker II - 8.05k ohms (Uncovered, cover in case)

Bridge Pickup

Burstbucker III - 8.41k ohms (Uncovered, cover in case)


CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Pickup Selector

3-Way Switchcraft

Output Jack


Strings Gauge

.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046


Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch


Gibson Custom Medallion (Gibson Custom Historic Brown Plastic Cover Switchplate in case)

Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags

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  • Ltd Ed 1954 Les Paul Standard Reissue
  • Antique Ebony VOS
  • 2023
Made In
  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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