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Gibson Les Paul Special Humbucker Electric Guitar

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The Les Paul Special Humbucker is an excellent rock guitar at a very attractive price. Basic, straightforward and ready to rock hard. Two classic high-output humbuckers are loaded into a solid mahogan... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Les Paul Special Humbucker is an excellent rock guitar at a very attractive price. Basic, straightforward and ready to rock hard. Two classic high-output humbuckers are loaded into a solid mahogany body for pure Gibson power. Mahogany set neck with obeche fingerboard and nitro lacquer finish, naturally, for pure Gibson Tone!

The two-pickup Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 as an intermediate model, positioned between the low-cost Les Paul Junior and the Les Paul. It was originally available only in a single-cutaway, TV-style limed mahogany finish. A double-cutaway Special and cherry red finish option were introduced in 1959. The Les Paul Special made the virtues of the Les Paul available to those who couldn't quite afford the Standard or Custom versions. And it still has all the essential features.

The Les Paul Special Humbucker is made from solid mahogany. An archetypal tonewood used in countless classic Gibson electric guitars, mahogany has a sonic depth and richness that pulses through every note, yet always remains clear and articulate. As a further modification to the slab-bodied template, the "belly scarf" on the back lets you hold your axe comfortably close. The guitar' neck is made from quarter-sawn Grade C mahogany, carved to the fast, yet comfortable SlimTaper profile, with a fingerboard of dark obeche, a rich-brown hardwood with excellent tone and durability. For hardware, Gibson USA packs in a classic set of Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, with vintage-style, white-button tuners.

The Les Paul Special Humbucker carries two of Gibson USA' most popular humbucking pickups, an open-coil 490R in the neck position, and a hotter, open-coil 498T in the bridge position. The 490R is made with a genuine Alnico II magnet for creamy, rich, warm tones, while the 498T has a stronger Alnico V magnet and extra turns of coil wire for added growl and punch in the œlead position. Both provide superb clarity and sustain, and they make a well-matched set, with a balanced output and excellent round, funky tones when combined in the middle position.

FEATURES

Handcrafted in Nashville, TN USA 
Body: Genuine Mahogany
Neck: Genuine Mahogany (60s slim taper)
Fingerboard: Black Obeche w/ dot inlays
Hardware: Chrome Tune-O-Matic; white button tuners
Electronics: Gibson 490R/498T Humbuckers
Case: Gibson Deluxe 940 gig bag
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GibsonLes Paul Special Humbucker Electric Guitar
 
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Obeche ,DONT DO IT !!!!!!!!!!

By denny ellis

from chicago ,Il.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special Humbucker Electric Guitar:

I own one. And I am going to keep it and ride it out with Gibson. They have been great so far. The service center has oiled the board 8 X so far and they still cant get it quite right.The board just soaks up moisture like a sponge but wont swell up and you know what that means for your fret board. How does the guitar sound , etc. . Awesome. But if I would have known that this wood was so untested I would have waited. Avoid the BS and skip it. It is not worth the trouble.

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Very Nice Guitar

By peter manni

from Warwick, RI

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special Humbucker Electric Guitar:

Great feel, sound and overall Gibson quality. Nice guitar!

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