Legend has it that the famous "TV Yellow" color of the Les Paul™ Special was named for its vivid appearance on black & white televisions in the 1950s. That's debatable. What's not up for debate is the indelible imprint this model had on music history since its inception. The classy looks and thick, meaty tones of the Les Paul Special have been preferred by players of all genres. And this 1957 Les Paul Special Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop revives every single feature in spectacular detail for the ultimate vintage ownership experience -- from the solid mahogany construction to the roaring P-90s. It also features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Body Shape: Les Paul Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany Binding: Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Material: Solid Mahogany Profile: Chunky C-Shape Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit Fingerboard Radius: 12" Number Of Frets: 22 Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo Nut Material: Nylon Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm Inlays: Celluloid Dot Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit Finish: Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged Tuner Plating: Nickel Tailpiece: Wraparound Tuning Machines: Kluson Strip with White Buttons Pickguard: Black Multi-Ply Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Control Knobs: Black Top Hats Switch Tip: Amber Switchwasher: Black Jack Plate Cover: Black Multi-Ply Strap Buttons: Aluminum Pickup Covers: Black Soapbar Neck Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90 Bridge Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90 Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch case Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Custom Shop Murphy Lab '57 Les Paul Special Reissue Ultra Light Aged
  • Ultra Light
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Les Paul Special
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • No
Model Family
  • Gibson Les Paul
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Wrap-Around
Body Type
  • Solid Body
  • Gibson Custom Shop
  • Gibson Murphy Lab
Finish Features
  • Relic
Nut Width
  • 1.69"
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Number of Frets
  • 22

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Willcutt Guitars

Lexington, KY, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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