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Gibson Custom Historic 1960 Special Double Cutaway Vintage Original Spec Electric Guitar (with Case)

This guitar faithfully recreates the perfection that was the 1960 Les Paul Special. It features a double cutaway mahogany body, a slim neck, and a P-90 single coil pickup. Rate and review this product
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The 2-pickup Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 as an intermediate model, positioned between the low-cost Les Paul Junior and the Les Paul Model. Originally available only in a single cutaway, the TV-style limed Mahogany finish, the Special was changed in 1959 to a double cutaway model and a Cherry Red finish was added to the mix. Now part of Gibson's proprietary new Vintage Original Spec series -- the next step in our journey toward perfection.

The Greatest Vintage Guitars Ever Made -- Today
The Gibson Custom Shop proudly introduces the Vintage Original Spec series of historic solidbody guitars. From the 1957 Les Paul Junior to the 1960 Les Paul Standard, the Custom Shop debuts 17 reissue models representing the next step in their journey toward recreating the finest guitars ever made.

The Vintage Original Spec (VOS) series is the latest step on Gibson's journey toward perfection. When you pick up their '59 Les Paul Reissue -- or any of the VOS guitars -- you will experience the culmination of more than 20 years of effort to give you the look, feel, and sound of a $300,000 original.

They started with playability. Vintage Gibson guitars have a played in feel that is hard to describe and even harder to reproduce. But thanks to a combination of superior craftsmanship and newly implemented technology, Gibson is closer than ever to achieving that goal.

Their revolutionary process -- and the Custom Shop is the only major manufacturer using it -- ensures precise fret work and a perfectly cut nut on every guitar. Frets will be leveled, shaped, and crowned to exacting specifications -- often unique to each individual instrument -- and will extend a bit further towards the binding, giving you more surface area. The nut will be carefully hand-shaped to give it a more rounded, vintage look. The feel of the neck is also vitally important to a vintage guitar. For this reason, the VOS guitars will have neck profiles that accurately reflect the 3 key eras in Gibson's electric guitar history: early '50s, late '50s, and '60s. These necks will be a bit fuller, and together with a rolled fingerboard binding, will allow players to experience incredibly comfortable feel and playability.

The VOS series guitars will also provide a stunning visual experience. Using a proprietary process that includes unique steps for staining, wet-sanding, and hand-rubbing, the guitars reflect what a well cared for 40-year-old guitar looks like. The result is a remarkable patina that will delight even the most discriminating enthusiast. The hardware will also go through a new proprietary process, giving it a look one would expect to see after decades of natural oxidation. And finally, the edges of the neck heel and peghead will also be softened, lending the guitar a gently worn-in appearance and comfort.

As always with Gibson's Custom Shop guitars, you will experience an instrument that faithfully recreates their most sought-after classics -- down to the smallest details. Including:

One-piece, solid mahogany backs. Not book-matched or weight-relieved

Historically accurate neck tenon for superior sustain -- you can see it extending under the neck pickup

Bumblebee capacitors (where applicable), and correct routing

Historically accurate reproductions of original PAF humbuckers

Tortoise dot markers on the side of the neck

ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Holly headstock veneer

Period-correct stain and filler

100% nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes -- no added plasticizers

Vintage Finish
Aged to perfection, Gibson VOS (Vintage Original Specs) guitars undergo an "aging process" for an oxidized finish and all the dings and scratches you would expect from a well-worn guitar. VOS series guitars look and feel like a 50-year-old guitar should.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
Body: Solid Mahogany

Finish: T.V. Yellow

Hardware: Nickel

Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminum

Neck: 1-piece Mahogany with long neck tenon

Fingerboard: 22-fret Rosewood

Inlays: Pearloid dot

Neck Profile: Early '60 slim taper

Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.

Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.

Tuners: Button

Pickups: P-90 single coil

Electronics: CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors

Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone control, 3-way selector switch

Strings: Vintage Reissue 10s

Includes Custom Shop case, and certificate of authenticity.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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