Gibson Les Paul Special 1959 - White. Great player or for restoration

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1959 Les Paul Special Double Cutaway
An old friend that has been with me for over three decades, this giant sounding and great looking vintage Les Paul Special has some typical and not-so-typical alterations. It’s a practical and appealing 50s vintage Les Paul for gigging just as it is or a worthy candidate for a full and satisfying restoration project.

Year is may be 1959 but the serial number melted off when it was painted white. (Don't worry, I bought it from the original owner) Some collectors opinion is it's a 58 or 59

 - One original P-90 pickup, the other seems to be an early 80’s Dan Armstrong.
 - One broken original (?-see picture) P-90 parts will be included.
 - Many original electronics. (Please review picture of electronics carefully to make your own determination)
 - Non-original truss rod cover.
Has been re-painted white with the serial number stripped off, I once thought it was originally Cherry Red but shows evidence of TV yellow in the body cavity. NOT SURE

• Neck at one time broken off and repaired – a hairline crack is visible over new paint, but has been stable for decades (I’ve owned it over 30 years)

• Bridge and tuners upgraded in the 70s to Schallers. I do not have the original tuners.
• Middle pickup position is sounds wired out of phase.
• Strap post was re-located to the bass side horn.
• Rosewood Fretboard and frets are good condition.• Comes with a non-original hard shell case.
This old Les Paul is an amazing player, quite endearing as is, but priced to allow you to invest in a total restoration.
Please review the pictures carefully before bidding – I’m selling this old friend “as-is” and not offering any return. I’ll try to answer any questions I can.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed4 years ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.learn more

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