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2003 Gibson Custom Shop '57 Reissue Les Paul Stinger

Garrett Park Guitars

This guitar is in our Hall of Fame Collection and is no longer available for purchase.

For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 2003 Gibson Custom Shop '57 Reissue Les Paul Stinger made for Music Machine with Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and the Stinger pattern on the rear of the headstock.  

This gorgeous 2003 1957 Reissue Les Paul Brazilian Stinger model was made by the Gibson Custom in Nashville TN. and commissioned by Dave and Connie Carpenter, original owners of Music Machine in good ole Kennewick Washington. Edwin Wilson, the Gibson Custom Division Historic manager, was in charge of this project and hand picked all the tone woods for the stingers guitars and this is the reason these guitars were all about tone. Dave and Connie wanted to make sure these guitars played and sounded incredible and placed all the effort in this area. This guitar features a Gibson verified Brazilian Rosewood finger board and Stinger head stock. Music Machine was the dealer that was responsible for the Brazilian Stinger and Cloud 9 Les Paul guitars.

There were only 57 1957 Brazilian Stinger Les Paul reissues and this is #40. This is truly a stunning guitar. It has all specs of a 57 reissue including long neck tenon, selected Maple top, solid Mahogany back and neck, Burstbucker pickups, 22 fret 24 3/4" scale Brazilian Rosewood finger board, nickel hardware, Kluson double tuners, ABR-1 bridge, 2 tone 2 volume knobs, 3 way pick up switch, light weight stop Bar tail piece, 1 11/16" nut width, binding on front of body, 59 neck profile, and nitro cellulose lacquer Tangerine Burst finish. The gold color is absolutely stunning with a deep gold hue!

This guitar is all original in as new condition, collector owned and lightly played in its original case, & Music Machine Brazilian Stinger certificate of authenticity. The nickel hardware is starting to gracefully age with a very nice patina. This one came from the "good wood years". This is truly a stunning example that just cant be replicated today.


  • Brand: Gibson Custom Art & Historic
  • Model: 2003 1957 Les Paul Brazilian Stinger Reissue
  • Color: Gold Top
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Top Woods: Carved Maple
  • Back Wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck Wood: 1 Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 59 taper
  • Neck Dimensions:
  • Fingerboard: 1 Piece Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
  • Neck Scale: 24.75"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Frets: 22
  • Headstock: Holly Head Veneer
  • Binding: Single Ply Cream On top And Neck
  • Pickups: Burstbucker 1 & 2
  • Controls: 2 Volume 2 Tone With 3 Way Toggle
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tail Piece: Light Weight Aluminum
  • Tuners: Vintage Kluson
  • Plastics: 2003 Historic
  • Case: Gibson Custom Art & Historic black hardshell


Serial Number: 7 3698

Condition: Near Mint

Photos of actual guitar. 

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