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Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute Humbucker, Vintage Cherry 2022

Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute Humbucker, Vintage Cherry 2022

Based on the 1955 advanced (2-pickup) student model, the Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute presents a proven design with some updates, particularly Humbucking pickups and a Maple neck. As a Tribute model, this example gets a lighter, satin finish, still using nitrocellulose lacquer. The body is a two-piece Mahogany slab paired with a three-piece Maple neck for stability and strength.

New
Price: $1,249.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Special Tobacco Sunburst, 1977

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Special Tobacco Sunburst, 1977

Introduced in 1955 as an intermediate model, the two-pickup, single cutaway Gibson Les Paul Special’s main difference from the GoldTop Les Paul was the lack of a carved Maple top. This model followed the entry level, single P-90 pickup Les Paul Junior that appeared in 1954. Both models used ‘slab’ Mahogany bodies, Mahogany necks and Rosewood fingerboards – at the time, Brazilian Rosewood.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958

❌SOLD❌   Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958

The Gibson  Les Paul TV Special was introduced in 1955 as a midway point between the also newly introduced Les Paul Junior and the Les Paul itself. Like the Junior, the Special used Honduran Mahogany for the body – no carved Maple cap like the Les Paul – and the neck, and Rosewood for the fingerboard. The Special, however, had two P-90 pickups and a bound fingerboard; at the time, ‘Rosewood’ meant Brazilian Rosewood.

Vintage
Price: $19,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue, 2007

❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue, 2007

The Gibson 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue is a great take on a classic, straight ahead solidbody that delivers plenty of tone via a pair of P-90 pickups. Often referred to as the ‘Les Paul DC’, the Les Paul Special first appeared in 1955 along with the Les Paul Junior, both as lower cost alternatives to the carved-top Les Paul model. Aside from lacking the carved Maple cap and simpler hardware, the Special and Junior construction was similar to the carved-top Les Paul.

Used
Price: $3,899.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Special Cherry 1965

❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Special Cherry 1965

The Gibson SG Special first appeared in 1959, but as a Les Paul model featuring a slab body with rounded double cutaways. For 1961, the Les Paul line was completely redesigned and by 1963 the SG name replaced Les Paul’s. Here we’re looking at a Gibson SG Special in the classic Gibson cherry finish, with the short Vibrola tailpiece and compensated ‘stop bar’ bridge combination.

Vintage
Price: $6,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌Fender Precision Special Bass Lake Placid Blue, 1980

❌SOLD❌Fender Precision Special Bass Lake Placid Blue, 1980

The Fender Precision Special bass was built from 1980 to 1982 as part of a trend to modernize some of Fender’s best sellers, particularly the Precision Bass and Stratocaster as ‘The Strat’.   These instruments were built at Fender’s historic Fullerton, California plant under CBS management. Using the same basic construction and materials, the Fender Precision Bass Special starts with an Ash body and one piece Maple neck, here finished in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock and “Fender Precision Special” decal. However, the gold plated hardware and gold metal thumb rest start to hint that there are differences.

Vintage
Price: $2,550.00 CAD

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