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Gibson is thrilled to introduce the Gibson Les Paul Special electric guitar in TV Yellow. This iconic single-cutaway solidbody guitar provides a legendary tonewood platform for the archetypal P-90 single-coil pickups. The lightweight mahogany body and fat '50s-style mahogany neck are crafted for comfort and sustain. This Les Paul Special pays tribute to Gibson's golden era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life.

P-90 Pickups Provide a Quintessential Tone

The Les Paul Special is loaded with P-90 single-coil pickups for a raw, punchy tone that shaped the sound of early rock and roll. These pickups provide a quintessential tone for all varieties of roots music. The rhythm P-90 pickup offers a thick, resonant voice, while the lead P-90 pickup provides cutting power for solos. With a three-way toggle switch, you can access each pickup individually or blend them together for maximum tonal versatility.

A Legendary Tonewood Platform

The Les Paul Special features a mahogany body and mahogany neck, which provide warmth, depth and sustain. The mahogany body is crafted into a lightweight, comfortably contoured single-cutaway shape that balances well on the strap and in the lap. The hand-filling '50s-style mahogany neck has a rounded profile for a fast, easy feel. A rosewood fretboard with medium jumbo frets offers a familiar playing surface for chords and leads.

Vintage-Style Components for Authentic Tone

To complete the vintage-inspired design, the Les Paul Special is equipped with high-quality components for an authentic tone and feel. It has an adjustable wraparound bridge for solid intonation, Orange Drop capacitors for transparent highs, and CTS potentiometers for smooth control of volume and tone. A breathable nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets the tonewoods resonate fully for a rich, open tone.

A Timeless Finishing Touch

The Les Paul Special TV Yellow finish was originally created in the 1950s to look balanced on black-and-white television screens. This unique greenish-yellow hue has become iconic and provides a timeless finishing touch for this Les Paul Special. The TV Yellow finish, combined with the vintage-style components and P-90 pickups, gives this guitar a retro vibe that evokes the dawn of rock and roll.

Gibson Les Paul Special Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry
Gibson Les Paul Special Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry
Gibson Les Paul Special Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry

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  • Nitro-finished solid mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale mahogany neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Gibson P-90 single-coil pickups, handwired controls
  • Vintage-style compensated wraparound bridge/tailpiece, Deluxe "white-key" tuners

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  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Neck shape: '50s Vintage
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material 1.69" (43 mm) Graph Tech
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90
  • Bridge: P-90
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style compensated wraparound
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage Deluxe white-key
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States

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