Gibson Les Paul Special Cherry 1959

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Special Cherry 1959

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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .88" (1st fret), .96" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. The nut has been replaced. The original tuners were replaced with Grovers, and there are filled screw holes on the back of the headstock from the original tuners.
Electronics: Original soapbar P90 pickups and wiring harness, with 3-way toggle switch, "Bumblebee" tone caps, and volume/tone controls for each pickup. Part of the neck volume pot shell is missing, but the control functions as it should. The pot codes date to 1959.
Pickup Measurements: 9.1k (neck), 9.3k (bridge)
Hardware: The bridge and tailpiece are not original, and holes were drilled into the body for their installation. The nut and tuners have also been replaced, as well as a few miscellaneous screws.
Weight: 8lbs 4oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The body has been drilled for a stopbar and a new bridge, and the original bridge holes were filled -The tuners were replaced with Grovers, and the original screw holes were filled -The nut has been replaced
Case Details: Hardshell case. The handle is broken on one side, but the case is otherwise secure.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has plenty of nice aging present, with finish checking, small chips and dings, and other various blemishes related to use present on the body and neck. There are some larger dings on the back of the body as well as on the treble side, and the gold hardware has tarnished with age. There are filled holes present near the bridge as well as on the back of the headstock, and the edges of the headstock have expected wear as well.
Serial Number: 923534
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action, and is currently set up with 10 gauge strings. The truss rod is adjustable, and the wide frets are low with minor wear present. The pot codes and serial number date the guitar to 1959.
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