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Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Special Single Cut Lightly Aged Electric Guitar

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By the mid-1950s, it was clear that Gibson, its competition, and—more importantly—the buying public had fully embraced the solid body electric guitar, making it the fastest growing segment among frett... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

By the mid-1950s, it was clear that Gibson, its competition, and—more importantly—the buying public had fully embraced the solid body electric guitar, making it the fastest growing segment among fretted instruments. The aim now was to create an instrument for every market segment, and the Les Paul Special single cutaway model—introduced by Gibson in late 1955—was positioned as an intermediate model between the $99.50 Les Paul Junior and the $235 Les Paul goldtop model.

Priced at $169.50, this first edition of the Les Paul Special was a single cutaway model fitted with two of Gibson’s P-90 singlecoil pickups, a wraparound bridge/tailpiece, upgraded bound fingerboard, and inlaid mother of pearl Gibson headstock logo. Like the Les Paul Junior, the Special sported the visually attractive limed mahogany, or TV Yellow, finish on a thick-bodied, single cutaway design. With few exceptions—namely the occasional maple body or natural and cherry red finishes—the Les Paul Special remained a single cutaway, TV Yellow model until its redesign in 1958. 

This faithful recreation has been given a lightly aged treatment by Gibson Custom. It's as if you're holding a vintage instrument that's been cared for and loved all these years.

Features

  • Body Body Type | Not Specified Cutaway | Not Specified Top Wood | Not Specified Body Wood Back and Sides | Not Specified Body Bracing Pattern | Not Specified Body Finish | Not Specified Orientation | Right Handed Neck Neck Shape | Not Specified Nut Width | Not Specified Fretboard | Not Specified Neck Wood | Not Specified Scale Length | Not Specified Number of Frets | Not Specified Neck Finish | Not Specified Electronics Acoustic/Electric | Not Specified Other Headstock Overlay | Not Specified Tuning Machines | Not Specified Bridge | Not Specified Saddle and Nut | Not Specified Number of Strings | 6 String Case | Hard Shell Case Accessories Included | Not Specified Country of Origin | United States
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