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2001 Les Paul Custom 1957 RI

Gridlock

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Picked up this ‘57 Custom a few weeks ago. My first Les Paul was Cherry Wine Custom that I bought in my early 20’s. Guess I’m have a soft spot for Les Paul Customs. Love the big neck and classy looks. This may be my favorite guitar ever after owning many over the years.

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Maplehead872

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Congratulations !!!
I have a ' 03 ' LPB7 , great guitars
MSSC harness with bees
Electric City pickups RD59 Low winds
love the Grovers so they stay.
 

axeman565758

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man, I want one so badly......I just can't deal with any Les Paul over 8.5 lbs anymore.....much less 9.5-10 lbs. My back and shoulder hurt thinking about it..!!!
But that's a beauty....Congrats and enjoy
 

Gridlock

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Last year, I owned a Gibson Les Paul Lite that looked very similar. The size and weight of a SG and the look, feel (minus the weight), and ‘50’s neck of a Les Paul. A pretty cool guitar. Maybe worth a try.

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Midnight Blues

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She's absolutely GORGEOUS Grid! Congrats, HNGD
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and play her in good health!
 

Gridlock

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man, I want one so badly......I just can't deal with any Les Paul over 8.5 lbs anymore.....much less 9.5-10 lbs. My back and shoulder hurt thinking about it..!!!
But that's a beauty....Congrats and enjoy
I haven’t weighed the ‘57 Custom yet, but I guess it’s pushing 11 lbs.

My R7 Goldtop feels light weight next to the Custom.
 

Gridlock

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Very nice guitar! I love BB’s, always wanted one and just got this one a few days ago. Finding one of these in a lefty is like finding a purple unicorn or something. Congrats!

Wow, that s nice, three pickups, and a lefty. You did well and looks to be in mint condition.

Mine is definitely a player ‘s guitar, but I still love it.

Congratulations!
 

mjross

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Wow, that s nice, three pickups, and a lefty. You did well and looks to be in mint condition.

Mine is definitely a player ‘s guitar, but I still love it.

Congratulations!
Not mint but a well taken care of gigged guitar. Just a few minor issues with some minor worming on the back. Think “Lightly Aged” in today’s relic scene. If you look close you can see the holes where a Bigsby was installed. If you look at the second pic you can see where the seller placed the Bigsby over the bridge so I could see what it looked like. I think I’m going to reinstall the Bigsby and go with the Jimmy Page look. Nonetheless, very cool Les Paul!
 
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