Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Special Double Cut with Gold Hardware TV Black 2017
The mid - late 60s saw demand for students and beginners who couldn't quite afford a top end electric guitar. Juniors, Specials and Melody Makers were all simpler versions of the classic Les Paul design. Coming with many different finishes and pickup combinations, P90s were an interesting choice for a traditionally humbuckerd guitar. Providing openness and sparkle that humbuckers could not, these lower end Gibson's soon became as popular as the higher end models.
This Les Paul junior does away with any idea that the junior is a stripped back model. It's gold hardware and new 'TV Black gold' finish make for a Les Paul Junior that looks like it was built by Maserati. The transparent black mixed with white binding look out of this world. The white button and gold tuners are just the cherry to top off this sexy chocolate cake of a guitar.
It's light, weighing in at only 7.58 lbs. The mahogany body has a stunning grain that is enhanced by the transparent finish. It has a nice slim 60s neck that plays itself and the usual 12" radius and Medium Jumbo frets provide choke free performance.
The P90s sound heavenly. They give more grunt and mid range than normal single coils but still have some of that single coil openness and shimmer that you don't quite get with humbuckers.
As always, it's been set up to play it's best and freshly restrung. Quite possibly the most stunning guitar we've had. Comes with all it's documents and the original Gibson pink lined case.
Thanks for looking!
Weight 7.58 lbs
Factory blurb below!
One of the most beloved incarnations of the Les Paul Special guitar is resurrected in classic TV colors -- and one beautiful new one, TV Black Gold. This Double Cut guitar is extremely well-balanced, fast-playing and full of tone delivered by a blistering set of Custom P-90 pickups and all-solid mahogany construction.
Body Material: Solid Mahogany
Material: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile: Slim C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.062", 52.37mm
Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Truss Rod: Historic Spec
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tailpiece: 50's Replica Wraparound
Tuning Machines: Kluson Deluxe 3-on-a-plate
Pickguard: 5-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Black Top Hat
Switch Tip: Amber
Jack Plate Cover: 3-Ply Black
Neck Pickup: Custom P-90
Bridge Pickup: Custom P-90
Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness w/Bumble Bee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Case: Brown/Pink Custom Shop