Original 2022 Gibson Les Paul Special in stunning original Cherry Red finish.
Remarkably clean and all original.
This is a particularly nice example of a Special with a nice Cherry Red finish.
Lightweight mahogany body
Originally released in 1955 as a lighter alternative to the back-breaking Les Paul Standard, the solid-mahogany Gibson Les Paul Special has given players a tone, response, and comfort all its own. Today’s Les Paul Special packs all the appeal of the timeless design in a great-playing and well-equipped modern form.
Nitro lacquer finish
Like the original, this Les Paul Special comes finished in a lightweight nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitro finishes are significantly thinner than modern polyurethane finishes. Not only is this approach period-correct, but some also suggest that this allows the guitar to “breathe” for improved sonics and, over time, to take on the look of a lovingly cared-for classic.
P-90 pickups with Orange Drop caps
Original Gibson P-90 pickups. It’s an amazingly versatile sound with its own brand of grit — a bit brighter, leaner, and less refined than a humbucker, though almost as hot. Hit your amp hard, and the Les Paul Special’s P-90s really wail. Plugged into a proper tube amp, you can elicit grind, sizzle, and bark that would be impossible to achieve with other more common pickup types. Hand wired controls complete with classic-era Orange Drop capacitors round out the Gibson Les Paul Special’s choice electronics.
Comes with original Gibson Hardshell case and paperwork as pictured.