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Solidbody Electric Guitar with 1-piece Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, Two Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Ebony
Item ID: LPB720EBGH

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20th Anniversary Black Beauty

The Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul celebrates 20 years of Gibson Custom's historic reissue series. Limited to 100 guitars worldwide, this collectible Les Paul sports a 1-piece mahogany body for supreme tone, a 1-piece mahogany neck for stability and sustain, and a 1-piece ebony fretboard. Everything about this reissue is top-notch from the CustomBucker pickups to the framed, hand-made, one-of-a-kind Certificate of Authenticity to the engraved "20th Anniversary" medallion over pickup switch access. Call Sweetwater and order the extremely limited Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul before they're gone!

Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever

  • CustomBucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone
  • Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever

Gibson's latest Custom Shop additions include new appointments to add even more authenticity and vintage vibe to their guitars. Necks are now attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. Gibson Custom Shop also re-engineered the truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor to their original form. They also eliminated the tubing that surrounded the truss rod. Gold waffle-back tuners now feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications. These features and others make the Gibson Custom Shop 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul one of the most accurate reproductions ever.

CustomBucker pickups deliver vintage PAF tone

Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to the 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul'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 Custom Shop 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul sports a pair of Gibson's CustomBucker humbuckers. The CustomBucker is the most historically accurate PAF copy ever. You just won't find another Les Paul that comes as close to the original look, sound, and feel of a '57 Les Paul!

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 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul has a bound mahogany neck with long neck tenon and the original chunky '50s rounded neck profile, which is historically accurate.

Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • The most historically accurate reissue of the iconic 1957 "Black beauty" Les Paul Custom to date

  • Created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Gibson Custom Shop reissue program
  • Limited to 100 units worldwide
  • CustomBucker Alnico III humbucking pickups
  • Solid mahogany body for ultimate tone and sustain
  • Period-correct rounded neck profile
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck, with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
  • Engraved "20th Anniversary" medallion over pickup switch access
  • Includes a pair of white gloves for handling
  • Framed, hand-made, one-of-a-kind Certificate of Authenticity
  • Custom Shop hardshell case included
The Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 "Black Beauty" Les Paul is the most accurate re-creation of a classic LP to date!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number LPB720EBGH1

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