One of Only Twelve Les Paul Special 3/4's Made in 1959
1959 Gibson Les Paul Special 3/4.
This very rare guitar weighs just 7.30 lbs. and has a nice comfortable nut width of 1 9/16 inches and a three-quarter Gibson scale length of 22 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fretboard with 19 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and "Les Paul Special" silkscreened in gold. Closed-back "single-line" Kluson Deluxe strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. The serial number inked-on in black on the back of the headstock. Two-layer black over white plastic bell-shaped truss-rod cover with two screws. Two P-90 pickups with outputs of 7.58k and 7.70k. Two original black plastic pickup covers, each with "UC-452-B / 2" stamped on the underside. Five-layer black over white plastic pickguard with five screws. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout, plus three-way pickup selector switch surrounded by a thin black plastic ring engraved with "RHYTHM" and "TREBLE" on upper bass horn. Black plastic bell-shaped "Bell" knobs with metal tops. The potentiometers are stamped "134 936" (Centralab, September 1959). Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/tailpiece. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition, with only a few very small marks on the body, mainly on the edges - the most significant being on the side of the bass horn. This is an exceptional example of one of only 12 "three-quarter" Les Paul Specials made in 1959 out of a total production run (up to 1960) of just 51 guitars. Housed in the original Gibson three-latch, shaped brown hardshell case with pink plush lining (9.00). (#1880)
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