Gibson Les Paul Special Cherry 1961

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Special Cherry 1961

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
Body Details: Mahogany solid body
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: Medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st-.79" 12th- .86"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood board and dot inlays.
Electronics: Original p90 pickups and original wiring harness with 1959 pot codes. All components are original. All solder joints are untouched.
Pickup Measurements: neck 9.0k ohms bridge 7.2k ohms
Hardware: Original
Modifications/Repairs: -There is one significant scratch on the face of the body that was touched up with a cherry lacquer pen. -The original serial number was written over with a black marker. -A previous owner has scratched his name, social security number, drivers license number and license plate number on to the inside of the pick guard and the control cavity cover. His last name is also written twice in pen on the wood inside the control cavity.
Case Details: Hard shell case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has light play wear for its age. The finish is glossy with light scuffs and dents throughout. There are light dents around the edges of the body. There is one significant scratch on the face of the body that was touched up with a cherry lacquer pen. The hardware has nicely tarnished with age.
Serial Number: 18627
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with medium/low action. The frets are wide with medium height and light play wear. The neck has some relief and the the truss rod has limited adjustability so the guitar sets up best with light gauge strings. -The original serial number was written over with a black marker. The original number is faintly visible beneath and appears to read 18627. This dates the guitar to 1961.

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