Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Special '58 Reissue

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- Color: Cream White
- Original issue nickel wraparound tailpiece bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard
- All the original 1958 specs
- One piece mahogany neck
- One piece mahogany body
- Fingerboard binding
- Medium C- shape neck
- 24.75 scale length
- 22” Fingerboard Radius
- 22 frets
- Black multi-ply pickguard
- Authentic 1950’s style no-tube truss rod, two ply truss rod cover
- Four black top hat control knobs
- Black pickup switch tip
- Black rhythm treble pickup selector switch washer
- Jack plate cover is black single-ply
- 3-way switchcraft pickup selector
- Switchcraft output jack.
- CTS 500k audio taper potentiometers
- Paper-in-oil capacitors
- Aluminum strap buttons
- Pearled dot inlays




- Two custom P-90 pickups
- Special order Grover tuners
- Strings are .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

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This Les Paul Special is a custom order with the up grade Grover tuners, the tone from the P-90s is somewhere between a Tele bridge pickup and a standard PAF style humbucker. Warning, the P-90’s will give you a little more hum than a Strat because the bobbin is wider, and shorter and also has a more powerful output, very beefy tone! There’s a bit more midrange than a standard Tele or Strat single coil. The overall tone is very well balanced and if you like the Keith Richards slightly overdriven tone it’s here in spades ! I was pleasantly surprised that is works well for jazz tones ! The neck profile is a perfect size for my hands, not too big not too small and the frets are slightly taller than some other Les Pauls I’ve played and are very comfortable to bend with no problem, no fretless wonder here :) This guitar is a great choice for classic rock, blues and slide styles. If you’ve never played a P-90 equipped guitar you owe it to yourself to do so and this one is the perfect version in my humble opinion, highly recommended !
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Nice guitar! I have been looking for one for quite a while but can never find a white or TV yellow with a 60’s slim neck. I see the 50’s necks all the time, and to me, the bigger neck makes the guitar feel disproportionate to me, as well as neck heavy, so much so, I just couldn’t play the guitar and sold it. I see some really beautiful unique Gibson custom shop pieces for sale in Japan, but not in the states too often on the models that are not the so called “bread and butter” products to the company. I’ve looked at some Collings variants, and really like their Pelham blue, but I also want the single bridge/tail piece, not the tuneomatic assembly they use. Maybe I’ll break down and get one once I can sell off some of my guitars. I’m going to have to research the Agile mentioned in another post. Red Rocket makes some nice variants too.
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I'm not a fan of "reissue" guitars or amps, but this one is interesting. It would be a tough call between this and an SG.

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