SOLD: 1996 Gibson 57 Reissue Black Beauty

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 1996 Gibson 57 Reissue Black Beauty

The Gibson Les Paul Custom is faithfully replicated from the original 1957 model - but with a few modern twists. Despite its journey through the years, the Les Paul Custom has managed to keep up with the times without a hitch. This Les Paul is not quite the "Fretless Wonder" but does have incredibly low frets that feel like you are gliding over the neck with no frets on it at all!

This Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top and warm-toned mahogany body. An ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays gives it a bright attack. The original Gibson Pickups have been replaced by the DiMarzio PAF Classic Humbuckers, this pickups deliver warm rhythm and hot, solid lead sounds. Gibson also includes a bound body, neck, and head with gold hardware. This Gibson has been reissued to satisfy the needs of any Les Paul fanatic.

This 1996 Gibson Black Beauty also features the optional Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece. This classic appointment not only adds an incredible amount of versatility to this instrument it adds to create a very vintage and authentic vibe of Gibson's very iconic Les Paul tone and design.

This 1996 Gibson is in very good condition although there is some buckle rash on the back of the guitar as well as scratches to the top, none of which are through the finish. There are also a few scratches to the headstock as well as a ding on the back of the headstock. Original Gibson USA hardshell case included.

Specifications:

  • Top: Carved Maple
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Serial Number: 7 6434
  • Neck Material: Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile - Short Tenon Construction
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Headstock Overlay: Holly Headstock Veneer
  • Tuners: Gold Grover Tuners
  • Inlays: Pearl Blocks
  • Body Binding: Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
  • Pickup(s): DiMarzio PAF Classic Humbuckers
  • Pickup Controls: 3 Way Switch 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
  • Gold-Plated Hardware
  • Bigsby Tailpiece
  • Weight: 10Lbs 4oz
  • List Price: $2649.95
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This instrument has been spoken for. Please call 866-265-5993 or email info@artisanguitars.com to inquire about a similar instrument.
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