Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gibson's Custom Shop takes you back to 1960 with this unique guitar -- a P90-loaded tone machine just like the real vintage double-cutaway Les Paul Specials.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body and neck Rich, warm tone with focused midrange
Indian rosewood fretboard Rich lows, pronounced treble, and clear midrange
P90 Soap Bar Pickups Smooth, sweet tone with a powerful, open midrange
Wraparound tailpiece Hard tail w/ string wrap-around; better intonation
The Les Paul Junior and Special were revised in 1958 to have double cutaways and more fingerboard access, but the Special didn't really hit its groove until 1960, when the lower pickup placement and slim neck taper made it more robust and easier to play than ever. Gibson Custom Shop has proudly replicated the originals in intricate detail with these 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissues. They are complete structural and visual clones of the coveted vintage counterparts, but the real magic is in their identical sound and playability. A pair of mean, fiery P-90s create tones ranging from sparkling cleans to crunchy distortion. Anything you throw at it, this Les Paul can handle!
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Body
- Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
- Binding Style: Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
- Weight Relief: None
- Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck
- Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
- Neck Profile: 1960 Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75" / 62.865cm
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" / 304.8mm
- Number of Frets: 22
- Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
- Nut Material: Nylon
- Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm
- End-of-Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm
- Inlays: Pearloid Dot

Hardware
- Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: Wraparound
- Tailpiece: Wraparound
- Tuners: Kluson Strip w/ White Buttons
- Pick Guard: Black Multi-Ply
- Truss Rod Cover: 2-Ply Black/White
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
- Switch Tip: Amber
- Switch Washer: Black
- Jack Plate: Black Multi-Ply

Electronics
- Neck Pickup: Custom Soapbar P90
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Soapbar P90
- Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Miscellaneous
- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
- Included Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Cherry
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB LPSPDC60VO FC
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(1 ratings)
Submitted March 3, 2021 by Alan Gilbert
"Precision instrument"
I have a 2018 with firebird pickups so I can’t say about the p90’s. It’s a very fast, slinky feel from the slim neck. Compact, relatively light compared to a a Les Paul Standard. No regrets!
Musical Background:
Degree & Diploma
Musical Style:
40 years guitar playing. I work Cruise Ships as a show band guitarist
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