Gibson Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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Product information - GIBSON 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Replica of the 1957 Les Paul Custom model with double humbuckers, including case and certificate.

If you want to enjoy an authentic Les Paul Custom from the late 1950s, you'll love the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged. The reissue model from Gibson Custom Shop is as close to the sixty-plus year old original as you'll ever get, and features classic wood choices and traditional electronics, along with Ultra Light Aging developed by none other than Tom Murphy and his team of experts at Murphy Lab to recreate the look and feel of true originals as authentically as possible.

LP-Custom body and neck construction

Following the traditional manufacturing steps of the Premium model, the mahogany body of the 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged is finished with an arched mahogany top, unlike the maple top of the Goldtop available at the time, and features multi-ply body binding. The mahogany neck of this 2-pickup variant of the mid-fifties, glued with a long neck foot, also has the high haptic recognition value of the original with its strong Chunky C profile, while the ebony fingerboard with historically correct fretting, which is reserved for the Premium models, may of course not be missing!

Two hand-wound Custom Bucker Pickups

The double humbucker version of the Black Beauty represents the first Les Paul Custom versions ever built, whose pickup setup consisting of P90 and Seth Lover Single Coil was replaced by the two newly developed PAF-Humbucker and thus heralded the triumph of the pickup that is still famous today. This is implemented in this reissue model by two Custom Bucker pickups hand-wound in the Custom Shop, which follow the classic recipe of the PAF construction and produce matching warm and vocal sounds. The remaining hand-wired electronics with PIO capacitors also remain historically correct.

Premium features with authentic Murphy Lab Aging

Of course, no Les Paul Custom model should be without the traditional premium equipment! Accordingly, the hardware of the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged is completely gold-look, while additional appointments such as elaborate body and fretboard bindings, 1950s pattern block inlays made of mother-of-pearl and the famous 'Split Diamond' headstock, fretboard and body adorn. For the coherent overall look, the Gibson Custom Shop relies on the cumulative expertise of Tom Murphy and his Murphy Lab, which specializes in the aging process of Gibson instruments and implements a tasteful Ultra Light Aging in the context of this Les Paul Custom.

The Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup Ebony Ultra Light Aged at a glance:

  • Reissue model of the Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom.
  • Mahogany body with arched mahogany top and multi-ply binding
  • Glued mahogany neck with Long Neck Tenon and Chunky C neck profile
  • bound ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and 1950s pattern mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Two Gibson Custom Bucker humbuckers with Alnico II magnets
  • Hand-wired wiring with CTS pots, Switchcraft jack and paper-in-oil capacitors
  • Gibson ABR-1 tune-o-matic and stop bar
  • Kluson waffleback tuners
  • Split Diamond inlay in the headstock
  • Gold hardware with Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Treatment
  • Ebony nitrocellulose finish with Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Treatment
  • Lifton case and certificate of authenticity included


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: Les Paul
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Binding: Multi-Ply
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Long Neck Tenon, set
  • Neck Profile: Chunky C-Shape
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Historic Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Inlays: 1950s Pattern MOP Block
  • Nut type: Nylon
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 56.9
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Electronic: Handwired, Paper-in-Oil Caps
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Bridge: Gibson No Wire ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
  • Tuners: Kluson Waffleback
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Gold
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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