(SOLD) Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cutaway TV Yellow 2015
Gibson LP Special, TV yellow, made in USA 2015. This sunny character was part of Gibson's 100th anniversary line, released in 2015. It originally had the infamous Robo-Tuners, but it's okay, they're gone now. There's a few notable differences to a regular LP Special: no pickguard, a single master volume and master tone knob and a wraparound bridge... it's a bit of a halfway point between a Junior and a Special. That adds up to a simple little tone machine: a slab of mahogany, a pair of P90s, heaps of attitude. The double-cut body always feels compact in the hands, so the neck has a feeling of being short and easy to move around on. The fretwork is really tidy and the bound board is a classy touch. Plugged in, there's heaps of attack and snap: nothing barks and snarls like a P90. A generous dose of gain yields inspiring rock rhythm tones, this really chuggs and growls with the best of them. The yellow finish has a bit of rub wear and plenty of checking lines already, I can only imagine it'll continue to wear fairly quickly and look like a real players vintage piece soon enough if you play it daily. These have been creeping up steadily in value in the last little while, and fair enough: it's heaps of fun!
Model: Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cutaway
Made: USA, 2015 (serial 150018996)
Finish: TV yellow, gloss nitro
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Mods: tuners replaced with basic Klusons
Pickups: Gibson P-90 single coil x2
Case: Gibson padded gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some checking lines along both lines of tuners, some light scuffs on the front and a scratch near the B-string post. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and some checking lines on the back only. The back has some scuffs in the middle of the body, near the jack and in the elbow area, as well as some long checking lines running along the whole body. The sides have dimples on the top horn, dimples and some rub wear in the elbow area, some checking and dimples near the jack and rub wear on the bottom horn. The front has some checking lines around the body, dimples in the elbow area and some scuffs from play on both horns, especially around the neck pickup. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets looks great, 9/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks. Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.