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Thinking about Gibson Les Paul Special...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Mulevaline, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Friend of Leo's

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA

  2. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    69
    Nov 3, 2003
    North Louisiana around Many
    I think just the LP Special 100 has this plus master vol and tone controls a apposed to the normal LP 4 knob location.

    I like the Special because I never had p-90's or wrap around bridge and like the master volume location for doing handy pinky volume swells. Platefire
     

  3. archetype

    archetype More tone than talent Ad Free + Supporter

    666
    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    A great player's Special, but too many non-vintage features to be a reissue. Non-original color, modern neck joint, etc.
     

  4. Mulevaline

    Mulevaline TDPRI Member

    18
    Nov 4, 2011
    rougemont, n.c.
    I finally got a Special...found on local craigslist. Glossy black, 2012, with Bigsby and Grover Tuners, Tune-O-Matic bridge. Wondering about upgrading the pots and caps...what were the vintage cap and pot values?
     

  5. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    588
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
    HNGD, post some pics when you get around it. I have a Special too, all bone stock and will not upgrade anything unless I have to due to failure. One of my favorite guitars hands down.
     
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  6. Mulevaline

    Mulevaline TDPRI Member

    18
    Nov 4, 2011
    rougemont, n.c.
    Will do!
     
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  7. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 25, 2007
    GNV FLA USA
    I have several Specials, Gibson (2), Hamer, and Epiphone, and I'm the same way. They're all dead stock.

    Ain't broke? Don't fix it. ;)

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  8. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    USA
    Just got this 2016 Special Plus. Great deal from CME. Full gloss finish, one piece mahogany body (woohoo!), rosewood board, 490R 498T. Fantastic guitar in every way. Not my pics, but...


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  9. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    588
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
    That's a great looking bunch Brian!

    I have heen browsing CME's demo pieces and there's some great deals there. HNGD!
     

  10. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    I have a 55ri 1977 still one of my
    Best players imho
     

  11. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 25, 2007
    GNV FLA USA
    Now, now. This is the internet. There are rules.

    Pics or does not exist!

    ;)
     

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