Original 1957 Black Beauty Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

Vintage 1957 Black Beauty Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar PAF Humbuckers for sale

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ORIGINAL 1957 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM ELECTRIC GUITAR
'BLACK BEAUTY'
$65,000.00
#78537
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION
COLLECTORS DREAM




1957 was the first year for the PAF Humbucking Pickup configuration in the iconic LES PAUL CUSTOM. Previous Customs (1954-56) were equipped with the P90/Alnico dual pickup setup. In 1957 only 283 examples of the three pickup Les Paul immortalized by Keith Richards and Jimmy Page were produced. This is a near flawless example of an early LPC.


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CONDITION:
- This guitar shows little use. (In the shot above the few white marks are loose hairs from the sheepskin rug the case is cocooned in.)
- The Gold finish on the pickup covers, ABR-1, stop tailpiece is around 90%.
- No dings, belt rash, etc. There are a few pinpoint marks too small to photograph.
- Some lacquer checking on headstock.
- All original inside and out.
- Typically, original Kluson Super tuners were switched to Grovers. No extra holes. Original Klusons + bezels in case.
- Original Stop Tailpiece (no Bigsby changeover), ABR-1, Wiring Harness, etc. No changed parts other than Grovers.
- Two PAF labeled Humbuckers, one unlabeled, common to 1957. Pickups ohm at 7.3k-7.4k, precise for year.
- No repairs.
- Original case in excellent condition. Normal wear on handle. A Mint original 1957 replacement handle is included.





I have owned this gem for 22 years. It has been stored in a temperature-controlled environment. I've taken it out twice a year to polish, tune and play delicately for a few minutes. It has never left my home. Its condition indicates little use before I got it and I conservatively rate it at 9+ condition. I am no guitar dealer and try not to exaggerate or overhype, unlike the norm. This instrument was purchased privately.


Any marks are reflections/hair, not flaws






TERMS:
Cash, Money Order, Bank Check, Bank Transfer only.
Instrument may be examined in person in NY by appointment.
This is a private sale. Full identification credentials required before viewing.

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