'59 LES PAUL SPECIAL Double Cut, Cherry, chunky 50's neck profile, 2P90, from my collection EX+ code GI955
It's in great shape with minor nicks & dings, finish checking.Super light guitar weighs near 7.00 lbs. Black plastic bell-shaped truss-rod cover with two screws. Closed-back single-line Kluson Deluxe strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice, fat nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches and that great '59 "baseball bat" style profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Solid 'figured' mahogany body with rounded edges. All electronics work and sound great with very strong original P-90 pickups, while all solder joints remains original and unbroken Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/stud tailpiece. Slab Honduras mahogany body. Good Frets ready to play with Superb sounding !"Ted McCarty explained the re-design as a reaction to player's requests. "They wanted to be able to thumb the sixth string," he said, "but they couldn't do it if the only cutaway was over on the treble side. So we made them with another cutaway, so they could get up there. We did things that the players wanted, as much as anything." The Junior's fresh look was enhanced with a new cherry red finish. (Tony Bacon, 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul, pp. 33 & 36).
Keith Riciards 1973 november musiclandstudios
Eric Played Les Paul Special 59' at the Marquee Club on 16th August 1966 with the CREAM