Now for the big one :) All original Gibson Les Paul Custom 3-Pickup "Black Beauty"
The guitar's original owner installed a Bigsby tailpiece included with the guitar for a while but eventually returned it to the factory "stoptail". This is a very early 1957 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" that includes all the original paperwork and hangtags as well as the "goldenrod" interior hardshell case. The original "PAF" humbucker pickups sound incredible and offer a wide array of tonal options, and the perfect '57 neck profile makes this guitar a real pleasure to play. An incredible example of a 50's Les Paul Custom!
More detailed photographs coming shortly.
The Gibson Les Paul may carry the distinction of having the most special editions, variations, and custom models of any single guitar model. The first of these many redesigns came just one year after the original Les Paul in the form of the Les Paul Custom. The Custom differed from the normal Les Paul in a few key ways. Cosmetically, it featured all black appointments and finish, gold-plated hardware, and a generous helping of white binding on the pickguard, fingerboard, and body. The Custom also included super low frets (hence the nickname, the Fretless Wonder), an inlayed deco decal on the headstock, and a Mahogany top where the standard used maple.