1961 Gibson Les Paul Special DC *Free Shipping*

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Summary: This 1961 Gibson Les Paul Special DC is a fantastic example of the double cutaway design from the very tail end of the Les Paul Double Cut body shape. Introduced in 1955, the Gibson Les Paul Special is the epitome of the less is more design approach adopted by Gibson solid bodies in the mid '50s, with a tone and playability that makes them far more versatile than their simple design would have you think. The original P90 pickups are present, with a beautifully balanced sound with plenty of punch.

Body: Mahogany with cherry red finish.

Neck: Mahogany with a bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, 22 frets, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Original P-90 soapbar pickups, Kluson tuning keys, replacement period correct wraparound bridge (original included), 3 original knobs, 1 period correct replacement knob.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent shape. It has light surface scratches and small indentations on the body. Finish crazing is present and adds beautiful character. The back of the neck has wear which does not deter or detract from easy playing, and the frets show minimal wear. The back has light buckle rash and few light surface indentations. Overall, this guitar plays very well and sounds fantastic.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 7.4 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in a hardshell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.