Offered here is another work of luthier art from Kim LaFleur and the folks at Historic Makeovers. This beauty started off as a 2010 Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Special which was then transformed by way of a complete Historic Makeovers 'Deluxe' rebuild which was just completed this month (August, 2016).

Already a very nice LP Special, Kim and his crew transformed this instrument with a $4K 'Deluxe Makeover' which includes a complete neck reset, replacement of the fretboard with Brazilian Rosewood, period correct inlays, a vintage style truss rod without sheathing and a complete refret. The neck is also reshaped to a correct carve with proper rolled shoulders. This neck on this guitar now has a proper rounded C-shape with depth measurements of .90" at the first fret and .98" at the 12th fret. The guitar was then completely refinished in TV Yellow with period-correct aniline dyes, nitrocellulose lacquer and given Royalite binding. Finally, it was very lightly, but accurately distressed by the pros at Historic Makeovers.

The resulting guitar is just fabulous. It looks, plays, feels and sounds like the real thing and better than any vintage LP Special I've ever played. Check out the provided sound sample - this thing can growl! It weighs just 7.7 pounds (7 pounds, 11 ounces) and is superbly balanced. The P-90 pickups, the hardware and wiring are all original to the guitar.

This guitar is as it came from Historic Makeovers and, the light aging aside, is in mint condition. It comes in it's original black LP case, with both the original Gibson Custom and Historic Makeovers certificates and the hang tags, etc. This is a fabulous instrument that will please even the most demanding Gibson aficionado. Click the 'Buy Now' button and make it yours!

Capital Guitars

Capital Guitars

Gibson / Historic Makeovers
TV Yellow
Original Hard
Capital Guitars
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Refunds of the original purchase price less shipping and a 10% restocking fee may be requested within 48 hours of delivery. Exchanges within one (1) week of the original date of purchase may be made for an item of equal or greater value at the discretion of Capital Guitars. Where permitted herein, items must be promptly returned at the buyer's expense, in the same condition as received with all accessories and paperwork included. Sale items, purchases that are made via layaway, those involving trades and/or international shipping are considered final except upon an error by and at the discretion of Capital Guitars. All deposits are non-returnable. Our apologies, but we are a very small operation and returns are extremely time consuming and costly.