Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue - Candy Apple Red No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 x Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Candy Apple Red
Item ID: HB519C

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Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue - Candy Apple Red
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A Candy Apple Red Les Paul!

Gibson Custom has gone back to the basics and reintroduced a stunningly realized, historically accurate reissue with the 1957 Les Paul Reissue, complete with a pair BurstBucker pickups for that classic Gibson humbucking tone. This is as close as Gibson has ever come to producing a Les Paul that feels just like a '57. Owning the Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue solidbody electric guitar is truly like owning a piece of music history.

Gibson 1957 Les Paul Reissue at a Glance:

  • Historically accurate single cutaway maple and mahogany body in candy apple red

  • BurstBucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone
  • Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
  • Includes Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity
Historically accurate single cutaway maple and mahogany body in candy apple red

Armed with the most accurate measurements, right down to the smallest detail, Gibson has made this gorgeous replica of the '57 Les Paul Reissue. Under the candy apple red finish beats the heart of any Les Paul, which is the classic combination of a finished mahogany body and a maple top. The single-ply cream body binding on the guitar's top adds that final touch of class.

BurstBucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone

Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to the 1957 Les Paul Reissue's electronics as they did to its aesthetics. Beginning with vintage CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors, every part of its internal signal path is designed to give you absolutely dead-on '57 Les Paul tone. Of course, it's next to impossible to find genuine '50s PAFs (even for Gibson). Instead, the 1957 Les Paul Reissue sports a pair of Gibson's BurstBucker Alnico II humbuckers with historically unmatched bobbin windings. You just won't find another Les Paul that comes as close to the original look, sound, and feel of a 1957 Les Paul Reissue!

Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard

When early Les Pauls are discussed, and they are at great length, a big issue is always the neck profile. The earliest Les Pauls had big, fat necks made of mahogany. The neck was slimmed down a bit in 1959, and it finally evolved into what's known today as the SlimTaper neck in 1960. Some players love those huge old necks, while others prefer the SlimTaper design. This Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue has a bound mahogany neck with long neck tenon and the original chunky '50s rounded neck profile, which is historically accurate.

Includes Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity

Naturally, a guitar as special as the 1957 Les Paul Reissue will come with a plush-lined hardshell case as befits its lofty status as one of Gibson's most amazing achievements (even if it wasn't apparent back in the 1950s). So this one comes with a really sweet Custom Shop case that will offer the ultimate protection for your investment for many decades to come. This reissue also comes with a certificate of authenticity, which proves your good taste.

Gibson 1957 Les Paul Reissue Features:

  • Reissue of the iconic 1957 Les Paul

  • Solid mahogany body, not weight relieved, for ultimate tone and sustain
  • Period-correct early '50s rounded neck profile
  • Mahogany neck, with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
  • BurstBucker pickups for PAF tone
  • Carved maple top
  • Custom Shop hardshell case included
Gibson's timeless classic, the 1957 Les Paul Reissue, now available again in the 21st century!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number HB519C

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson Custom, Gibson Custom Solidbody Guitars