Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Chambered Reissue VOS CR76024
Stunning 2007 50th anniversary chambered body Les Paul Custom in green, SN # CR76024
In 1957, when Seth Lover introduced his amazing new humbucking pickups—like the ones on this Gibson 1957 Les Paul Chambered Reissue “VOS” Electric Guitar—Gibson decided the Les Paul Custom would one-up the Les Paul Standard by providing the option of 3 pickups. Presented as an “upgrade,” the three pickup version had a distinct new circuitry that offered a host of new tonal possibilities. The guitar’s toggle switch was wired to activate the middle and bridge pickups together in the center position, instead of combining the neck and bridge pickups, which gave the guitar an out-of-phase option that wasn’t available before.
Today’s Gibson 1957 Les Paul Chambered Reissue “VOS” Electric Guitar is presented with all the historically accurate appointments and legendary tone of the original with the exception of a comfortable weight-relieved chambered mahogany body with carved mahogany top. The finish is ebony just like the original and the VOS treatment gently ages it to look like an especially well cared for original.
The headstock is made from Holly head veneer, as opposed to fiber, just like it was in 1957, with a split diamond mother-of-pearl inlay. The vintage-style kidney tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line, also as they were on the original. The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is made from one solid piece of mahogany, and attached to the body using a long neck tenon — one of the Les Paul’s more distinguishing characteristics of the 1950s. The neck is topped by a 22-fret ebony fingerboard outfitted with acrylic block inlays matching the size of color of the originals.
Three of Gibson’s legendary Burstbucker pickups deliver all the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone by using historically “unmatched” bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. Other historical appointments include CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors, multi-ply white and black binding on both the top and back, gold hardware, period-correct switchwasher and jackplate and Gibson’s traditional early ’50s rounded neck profile. Each guitar also comes with the standard Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.
- Carved mahogany top
- Chambered mahogany back
- Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
- VOS aged ebony finish
- 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
- 22-fret ebony fingerboard
- Mother-of-pearl block inlays
- Single-ply white fingerboard binding
- Early ’50s rounded neck profile
- 24-3/4″ scale length
- 1-11/16″ nut width
- Mother-of-pearl split diamond headstock inlay
- Three BurstBucker pickups
- CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
- 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
- Gold hardware
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
- Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Green tulip tuners
- Includes Custom Shop case and a certificate of authenticity.