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The Gibson Custom 1957 Murphy Lab Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup recreates a legendary guitar that kickstarted the rock revolution. For the first five years of its existence, the Les Paul was equipped with P90 single-coil pickups. 1957 saw the release of the mighty P.A.F. humbucker. This ’57 Custom captures all of that vintage swagger with dual Custombuckers; an impeccable Ultra Light aged finish and gold hardware is icing on the cake. Available now at Guitar Center, the ’57 Les Paul Custom might just become the centerpiece of your collection.

 Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Reissue Features

  • Solid mahogany body with Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aging
  • Mahogany neck with Chunky C-profile, Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Dual CustomBucker Alnico III pickups, 3-way switch
  • ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Kluson Waffleback tuners

 Historic Construction & Authentic Aging

The 1957 Les Paul Custom has a solid one-piece mahogany body that's warm and resonant. Murphy’s team gives it an Ultra Light aging—moderate lacquer checking with very little play wear. It appears to be a Les Paul that has spent decades protected in its case.

 Period-Correct Neck

Fans of ‘50s neck profiles will dig the Murphy Lab Les Paul Custom. The mahogany neck sports a Chunky C-shape for a fat—but not baseball bat—feel. The Indian rosewood fretboard has rolled, comfortable edges. It feels like a vintage Gibson.

Pickups From the Past

Gibson saves its best pickups for Custom Shop instruments. This Les Paul is loaded with dual Custombuckers. They're the last word in vintage-style P.A.F. pickups, and are unpotted for historical accuracy. 

 Historic Hardware

The Murphy Lab Les Paul Custom locks in the tone with a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece and a no-wire ABR-1 bridge. The Kluson Waffleback tuners are period-correct. All of the hardware is in gold with a VOS patina.

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom comes with a certificate of authenticity and an aged brown and pink Lifton reissue 5-latch hard case.
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Solid ebony fingerboard with 22 frets
  • Chunky C-profile neck
  • 1950s mother-of-pearl inlays
  • No-Wire ABR-1 bridge
  • Two Custombucker Alnico III pickups

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

  • Body Type: Single-Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Chunky C
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Solid Ebony
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
  • Configuration: HH 
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Locking
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Gold
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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