This is a 2023 Gibson Murphy Lab 1957 Les Paul Custom 2-Pickup, Ebony, Ultra Light Aged Made-To Measure/Special Order in Left Handed with a pickguard delete option with no holes drilled. Weighs only 8 lbs, .8 oz (or 8.05 lbs)!
Manufactured 3-7-23, this guitar is in Mint/Unplayed condition with NO fretwear. Typical wait time on Left handed Murphy Lab guitars is now over 2 years.
The Original Black Beauty –
“Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.
With its elegant lines and ebony/pearl/gold aesthetic, the 1957 Les Paul™ Custom is easily one of the most iconic and beautiful guitars ever made. It features a body carved out of a single large piece of solid mahogany, unique among Les Paul models. The resulting dark mid-range tone from the body pairs perfectly with its bright-sounding solid ebony fingerboard.
Altogether, it’s the pinnacle of guitar craftsmanship, design, and tone. Gibson Custom Shop is proud to revive every last detail of the original “Black Beauty” for this ’57 Les Paul Custom Reissue, from the dimensions and contours to the precise inlay patterns, to the entire ownership experience. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.”
The guitar plays and sounds great, and is light in weight at around 8 lbs on a bathroom scale. The neck is a slim-taper profile, so it’s easy to wrap your hand around it.
Very cool Left Handed Gibson Black Beauty Les Paul Custom with no waiting!