Gibson Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Special Single Cut Reissue Electric Guitar - VOS TV Yellow

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Description

Gibson's Take:

Legend has it that the famous "TV Yellow" color of the Les Paul Special was named for its vivid appearance on black & white televisions in the 1950s. That's debatable. What's not up for debate is the indelible imprint this model had on music history since its inception. The classy looks and thick, meaty tones of the Les Paul Special have been preferred by players of all genres. And this 1957 Les Paul Special Reissue from Custom Shop revives every single feature in spectacular detail for the ultimate vintage ownership experience -- from the solid mahogany construction to the roaring P90s.

Our Take:

The conversation regarding the famous "TV Yellow" color of the Les Paul Special will continue on for some time; but the legacy of this instrument is unanimously agreed upon. Clearly inspired by the idea that "less is more", the simplicity and huge sound that the Les Paul Special is beloved for is pretty hard not to love. It's no wonder to us why it's used by all walks of guitar players! Two Custom Soapbar P-90 pickups, a slab of solid Mahogany, and a Vintage 50s Mahogany neck with a Rosewood fingerboard all combine to create a monster of a guitar. And of course, there's no beating that TV Yellow finish!

Standard Specifications

General Info

Brand: Gibson
Model: Custom Shop 1957 Les Paul Special Single Cut Reissue VOS 
Color: TV Yellow
Serial:
7 9143
Weight: Call
Condition: New

  

Body

Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Finish:

Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

 

Neck

Material: Solid Mahogany
Finish:

Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
Fingerboard Material/Radius:
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit, 9.5"
Frets (Number and Size): 22, n/a
Inlays:
 Pearloid Dot
Nut (Material and Width):
Nylon, 1.687"
Scale Length:
24.75" (62.865cm)
Profile:

Chunky C-Shape

 

Electronics

Pickups: 
Custom Soapbar P90 x 2, LR Baggs™ Element (Under Saddle)
Pickup Switching: 3-Way Toggle
Controls:
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors, Volume x 2, Tone x 2

 

Hardware

Tuning Machines: N/A
Bridge:
Wraparound
Pickguard:  Black Multi-Ply
Control Knobs:
Black Top Hats
Hardware Finish:
Wraparound

 

Accessories

Custom Shop Hardshell Case, Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags

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