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1958 Gibson Les Paul Special Mahogany/Mahogany
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1958
Model
Les Paul Special
Serial #
83034
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1063
Condition
Excellent
Body Type(s)
Medium, Les Paul-style, Solid Body
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Mahogany
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Wrap-Around Tailpiece
Rosette
None
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Rosewood - Brazilian
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
16
Headplate
Black
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
None
Tuners
Kluson
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
P-90s
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
17.375 in
Upper Bout
9 in
Lower Bout
13.125 in
Body Depth Heel
2 in
Body Depth Tail
2 in
Scale Length
24.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
624.8 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
1.89 in
String Spacing (mm)
48 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - MBT
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Description

Here we have an amazing TV Yellow Les Paul Special from 1958. This is last year of the single cut Les Paul Special and features 2 of Gibson's famous P-90 pickups. This one appears to be all original and is in great condition. The TV Yellow color came about when white guitars were found to not work well on black and white TV shows. This creamy yellow color showed better on film and thus became TV Yellow. So this is not only one of the most collectible Les Paul Guitars but also has a place in pop culture and TV history.

This is a very rare and wonderful 1958 Les Paul Special. It's in great condition and plays beautifully. This was among the last single cut Specials in 1958 before the switch to the double cut that later became the SG model. It's very exciting to hold and play this guitar it's take you right back to the early days of rock n' roll, television and pop culture. A gem.
 
I love these guitars. I remember salivating over one of these in my old Gibson catalog, back when I was a youngster. "TV Yellow" was used for these guitars because white guitars would glare too much on early black and white television broadcasts, whereas TV Yellow guitars would not cast a glare. This one is in great condition and has just the right sized neck and body. What a joy.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.6 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 1.89 in
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MAHOGANY

Here we have an amazing TV Yellow Les Paul Special from 1958. This is last year of the single cut Les Paul Special and features 2 of Gibson's famous P-90 pickups.
 

This is a very rare and wonderful 1958 Les Paul Special. It's in great condition and plays beautifully.
 
I love these guitars. I remember salivating over one of these in my old Gibson catalog, back when I was a youngster.
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