1957 Custom Black Beauty

In 1957, PAF humbuckers became standard issue on both the Les Paul Model and the Les Paul Custom. To go along with its already upscale appointments, the Les Paul Custom was now available with either two or three of these quiet, powerful new pickups.
Top wood: Carved mahogany
Back wood: Solid mahogany
Binding: Multi-ply white/black on top and back
Available left-handed: Yes for 2 pickup, 3 pickup, and master tone 1957 Les Paul Custom Reissue
Finish Colors: Ebony, Faded Cherry (2 pickup only)

Neck construction: 1-piece mahogany
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret ebony
Inlays: Pearl block
Binding: Single-ply white
Profile: Rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24 3/4"; 1 11/16"
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: Burstbucker 1 (rhythm) and 2 (treble); Burstbucker 1 in middle position on 3 pickup configuration
*Other: CTS pots and bumble bee caps
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch; 3 volume, 1 tone on master tone configuration
Hardware color: Gold
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Stopbar or optional Bigsby tremolo
*Other: Thin, original-style toggleswitch washer and jackplate
Tuner style: Kidney bean

Collateral: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Care Kit

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