GIBSON USA Les Paul 1957 Custom LTD - TV Yellow + Rosewood (2012)


This very limited (only 25 produced) Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top and solid mahogany body that produces warm, rich tones. A rare, Rosewood fret-board with pearl block inlays gives it a nice bright attack and coupled with the 490R & 498T Gibson humbuckers, it delivers those classic warm tones for rhythm and smoking hot lead tones that made the Les Paul Custom famous. She was meticulously hand crafted at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN. It has like all Gibson custom Shop instruments produced today, been PLEK’d which insures the very best possible regarding play-ability!


This is a great sounding and looking Les Paul. The neck feels to be a 60s neck. The neck is straight, the action is Low and the frets are full. The pickups deliver a variety of sounds. Everything works as it should. This is a solid  guitar. For a guitar that is now 6 years old I can report that this LP has not been played  – If it has been played, then it has certainly been well cared  for, so that beautiful finish looks in fine fettle when you give it a more detailed appraisal. Many may think it was out of the box, new, mint, showroom condition. Look on the nitro gloss finish to the top of the guitar and you’ll find no signs of use – Look on the rear and you’ll find no nicks, dings or dints, so certainly no negative issues to report – Barely no sign of wear to the gold plated bridge or tailpiece. Just immaculate.


For many the first experience is to judge it unplugged  – Played acoustically, you may wish to check out how it feels, handles and how it rings and in doing so, you’ll find there is no negative experience at this stage. You can both feel and hear it resonate, whilst a chunky neck obviously assists with its overall vibrant character, further assisted by a select one piece mahogany body.This is a unique Les Paul and one you're sure not to see come up for sale often. A gorgeous top in a rare color. This is a great opportunity to grab an awesome Les Paul.


  • Specifications

    Serial Number: CS201623

    Time of Manufacture: 2012

    Place of Manufacture:  Nashville, USA

    Neck Profile:  60's Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition:  Very Minor Fret Wear

    Weight: 9.4 Pounds

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 9's

    Overall Condition: "New / Unplayed" 

    Colour: TV Yellow

    Originality: 100% Original. 

    Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please refer to pictures below.