Gibson Les Paul Special 1958 TV Yellow

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  • $6,660$9,460

Slightly higher-end than the Les Paul Jr but still considered a student-level guitar, the Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 with a pair of P-90 pickups. Like other Les Paul models, the Les Paul Special underwent a total transformation at the end of the '50s. The model has been reissued several times since and remains in production. 

Years of Production: 1955 - 1959 (switched to SG body), 1976 - 1995, 1998 - present

Unique to this Year: Last year before model switches to double cutaway body.

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two single-coil P90 pickups, Single-piece bridge/tailpiece, Laminated pickguard, Two volume and two tone knobs, Dot inlays.

Finish Specifications: TV Yellow was designed to be seen on black and white television.

Notable Players: Bob Marley, John Lennon, Martin Barre 

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