Gibson Les Paul Custom Historic '57 Black Beauty 1996 Black

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  • $2,400$3,000

The Gibson Les Paul Custom Historic '57 Black Beauty is available in both two-pickup and three-pickup configurations, with the two-pickup version being slightly more desirable. In 2007 goldtop and Murphy-aged versions were also produced. 

Years of Production: 
1991 - present

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Maple top, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements:  Three humbucker pickups, block inlays, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, black pickguard, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge, gold hardware, headstock inlay

Notable Les Paul Players: Jimmy Page, Slash, Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Pete Townshend

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