Up for sale is a cool player’s 1974 Gibson 74 / 55 Les Paul Special in its original tobacco sunburst finish. Being a fan of the 1950s era Les Paul Specials, I always liked this model and thought it was a cool re-imaging of the original Special with a ’70s twist. Stamped factory 2nd indicating this guitar left the factory with a finish ding or dent, given the age and the life this guitar has lived it is impossible to know where the original ding was. This one has been through the ringer with a headstock repair / overspray, overspray on the back of the heel (no signs of a break but tough to say), both pickups replaced with bridge pickup cavity routed for a humbucker, replaced bridge, missing pickguard, pro refret, and lots of wear and tear. Despite everything I just said this guitar plays and sounds fantastic and is a fraction of the cost of a 100% original example. Pro setup in house and comes complete with a non-original hard case.
Model: 74 / 55 Les Paul Special
Finish: Tobacco Sunburst.
Case: Non-original hardshell case.
Weight: 8lbs. 7oz.
Condition: Fair condition, see above.
Modifications: See above.
Comments: Beat but neat '74 74 / 55 Les Paul Special in its original Tobacco Sunburst!
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