1958 Gibson Les Paul Special TV Model
For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1958 Gibson Les Paul Special.
If you've been waiting for a clean example of this classic, here is your guitar.
The Gibson Les Paul Special was a slightly higher-end than the Les Paul Jr but still considered a student-level guitar, the Les Paul Special were equipped with a pair of P-90 pickups. Two screaming P-90s give this a tone all its own. These guitars excel at several different genres of music, they're super versatile!
The TV models were actually limed mahogany bodies and necks with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard.
This model is in excellent condition. It is 100% original but has a newer hardshell case.
Originally made for artists who were playing on Television, the limed finish was intended to be less reflective of light and thus a better choice for one those who were playing on TV, hence the name.
Years of Production: 1955 - 1959 (switched to SG body), 1976 - 1995, 1998 - present
Unique to this Year: Last year before model switches to double cutaway body.
Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody
Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Two single-coil P90 pickups, Single-piece bridge/tailpiece, Laminated pickguard, Two volume and two tone knobs, Dot inlays.
Finish Specifications: TV Yellow was designed to be seen on black and white television.
Notable Players: Bob Marley, John Lennon, Martin Barre
Serial Number: 8 1753
Case: Hardshell Faux Alligator
Weight: 7lb 10oz
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