2023 Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue 2-Pickup VOS Ebony w/ OHSC

 The Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS is oozing with classic tone and vintage-original-spec authenticity. Its eye-grabbing VOS nitrocellulose lacquer finish captures the depth, and richness of a genuine '57 Custom — one of the most iconic solidbody electric guitars ever made. Handcrafted by Gibson's elite Custom Shop luthiers, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS features top-shelf tonewoods, including a 1-piece mahogany body and a fast, comfortable Chunky C profile mahogany neck topped by a silky smooth ebony fingerboard with 22 Historic medium jumbo frets. Plug this beast into your favorite tube amp, and experience searing PAF tones, courtesy of two powerful CustomBucker Alnico III unpotted pickups. Premium appointments, including gold hardware, mother-of-pearl '50s Pattern inlays, and Kluson Waffleback tuners complete the amazing 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS.  To capture the essence of the original 1957 Les Paul Custom, Gibson painstakingly re-created each part piece by piece. The mahogany body, nitro finish, and solid ebony fingerboard are only the beginning. Not only do you get the Chunky C profile neck, but the accuracy of the details go all the way down to the positioning of the instrument's vintage-style Kluson Waffleback tuners and the size and shape of its mother-of-pearl '50s Pattern inlays.  Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to this guitar's electronics as they did to its aesthetics. Every part of its internal signal path was designed to deliver dead-on 1957 Les Paul tone. Of course, it's next to impossible to find genuine '50s PAFs. Instead, the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS sports a dynamic duo of Gibson's CustomBucker humbuckers. The CustomBucker is the most historically accurate PAF copy ever. Comfort and playability were two of Gibson's primary concerns when they were designing the 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS. You'll be delighted at how this guitar's Chunky C profile neck comfortably fills your hand in just the right way.  The bound ebony fingerboard is buffed to silky smoothness and the frets are dressed to perfection for optimized playability. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own.  Gibson Custom's Vintage Original Sheen finish option comes standard on Custom Shop Historic Reissue models. The VOS finish package includes lightly aged parts that imparts an authentic vintage patina.

This guitar is in good condition due to some very heavy cosmetic wear and tear as you will see in the photos. There are numerous dings and heavy finish scratches throughout the entire body so it basically looks like either a heavily worn or heavily relic'd guitar.  Despite the aesthetic wear, this beast weighs in at only 8.8lbs, which may be one of the lightest-weight Les Paul Custom's ever to be in our shop!  It is a great player and sounds killer! Includes original hardshell case, COA and case candy. 


  • 1-piece mahogany body; VOS nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck, Chunky C profile, VOS nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Ebony fingerboard, 12" radius, 22 Historic Medium Jumbo frets, mother-of-pearl '50s Pattern inlays
  • 2 unpotted Custombucker Alnico III humbucking pickups
  • 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Volume and Tone controls for bridge and neck pickups
  • ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum Stop Bar
  • 24.75" scale length; 1.69" nylon nut
  • Kluson Waffleback tuners
  • Elegant gold hardware
  • Factory strings: Gibson 10–46, standard tuning
  • Single-action truss rod, headstock access
  • Vintage Original Sheen finish package with light matte nitrocellulose and aged hardware

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  • Custom Shop Historic 2-Pickup '57 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Reissue
  • VOS Ebony
  • 2023
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Model Family
Model Sub-Family
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Color Family
  • Black
Number of Frets
  • 22

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