SOLD! - 1956 Gibson Les Paul TV Special Yellow SC
Here's your road warrior, ready for battle!!!
This stunning guitar has seen a thousand-and-one stages and it shows: look at the character and mojo - sounds killer!! It is very resonant and the two P90's sound absolutely astonishing. This wonderful piece of Gibson history is destined to ignite a true love affair with it's next lucky owner on the next roadtrip.
One of the trademarks of a great sounding guitar is it's appearance. Players who know what to look for in a vintage guitar tend to gravitate towards the ones that look like they've been around the world and back. And this one has seen some action to say the least - nicks, chips, dents, dings, scratches, pickwear, finish checking, buckle rash, small cracks and heavy finish wear - it's all there, and we love it! Just good, honest play wear on a 66 year old guitar with a beautiful patina. No heel-, head- or neck cracks or breaks!
It has a chunky one-piece mahogany neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots. The back of the neck is very worn and feels like you have known it for decades. The dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard has little wear and might have been leveled a bit when refretting. The new frets show almost no wear whatsoever. The original Kluson strip tuners are in the case and a recent set of aged strip tuners is now on there for better tuning stability. The neck is straight & truss rod is functioning. It has a mark on the face of the headstock, probably bumped into his full stack at some point.
It has a solid one-piece mahogany body with the original nickel wraparound tailpiece, 5-ply black pickguard, original black top hat knobs etc. The P90 single coils with black 'soapbar' covers are original and have a strong output of 8.21K ohms for the bridge and 7.8K ohms for the neck pickup. All pots are original, as is the 3-way toggle switch and bumble bee cap. All electronics are original and unsoldered, in perfect working condition. Underneath the toggle switch ring is a small crack in the top, as is pretty common for guitars of this era due to the toggle switch pressing too hard to the case lid. Also there's a small stressline in between the volume and tone knobs, again from too much pressure on the knobs, but it seems surfacial. All is stable and nothing to worry about for the next 70 odd years.
Includes the rare and original 1956 Gibson Cardboard Faux Alligator Case in worn condition and a broken handle.