1957 was a great year for Gibson. After a few years of experimentation, the company has to change the decision, the pickups in his flagship solid body electric guitar, Les Paul, single-coil P90s to "PAF" humbuckers. Humbucker were revolutionary. The combination of two pickups wound in different directions Gibson discovered that they cancel noise and 60 cycle hum from power supplies or lights, while ramping up the crunch and growl of the guitar. More volume for your music, less volume for the noise. Win-Win. P> humbuckers were a crucial development in the sound of the electric guitar. While Jimi Hendrix masterpieces would eventually single-coil distortion, the concept of distortion than music really began with Clapton, a 1960 Les Paul with humbuckers play alongside Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in Cream. is p> So there is no doubt why in 1957 a great year for Les Pauls and why the company continues to make guitars that this year’s edition product information. P> It are a lot of subtle differences between ’57, ’56, ’59 and re-issues. Subtle changes in the neck, for example. You do not feel the same experiment, as Gibson was, and explore to see what they could find. Some of these experiments (as humbuckers) on like wild-caught fire. Others (like the Gibson SG, which the company was originally conceived as a refinement of the Les Paul) is not so much. P> I a lot about how to write each of these different feeling neck, but when it counts to subtle changes in nuance, honestly, the only thing that could is how it feels in your hand. You have to pick this guitar and play it. To access the neck on a ’57 thicker or thinner than the neck on a ’56 would be a bit misleading. They are different. Both great. P> Gibson did a fantastic job with these reissues. In this instance, the glossy black finish like a new guitar, but it plays like the kind of machine, vintage rock started as we know it. If what you want, then this is the guitar for you. P> The Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom 3 Pickup VOS Electric Guitar Features: p> * Carved mahogany top p> * Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back p> * mahogany neck with long pins p> * 22-fret ebony fingerboard p> < p> * Burst Bucker pickups 1 and 2 p> * Holly headstock p> * Pearl Block inlays p> * Vintage Original Spec aging treatment p> * Gold hardware p> * Hummel caps p> * CTS DR pfe p> * Green tulip tuners p> * 24-3/4 "scale p> * 1-11/16 "nut width p> The 1957 Les Paul Custom select from a number of popular online music instrument websites such as Amazon, Musician’s Friend, Zzounds, American Musical Supply and Guitar Center to be acquired. If you look around you can get a good price. P>No tags for this post.