Real Vintage 1957 Les Paul Special Guitar. This was his prized possession and he owned it for about 25 years. The proceeds are going to start a college fund for the grandkids.This 1957 Les Paul has just come from our luthier who set it up and checked the intonation. He says the action is perfect, neck straight, intonation excellent. Most of these pics taken on the Luthier's bench. The pictures of the back don't show the control cover. I do have it, it was just removed when on the luthier's bench. Note that the bridge on it currently is a replacement that allows adjustability for more perfect intonation than the original bridge. The original is included and can be seamlessly replaced if you want to. It plays better like this, but can easily be put back to stock. The original Kluson tuners were upgraded to Grovers, which was commonly done. I do not have the original tuners. Again, it plays better with the upgraded tuners. This guitar is in fantastic condition.
The P-90's really scream! There is a little bit of buckle rash just on the lower edge of the back. Clearly seen in the photos.I have not touched this up. It could be very easily touched up to barely show this finish imperfection.
There are a couple of dings on the back of the neck, also pictured clearly. The fretboard is gorgeous and these appear to be the original frets in good condition with plenty of meat left on them. Super dark, dense figured Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Very little sculpting from playing. While this guitar has mostly lived in it's case, it did get played this past week for 9,000 people in St.At the Mavis Staples / Bob Dylan concert. The artist who played it agreed that it is perfectly set up, intonated, and has a great straight, meaty neck. I can take any additional pictures you might need. I forgot to take a pic of the case. It is in really excellent condition for age and is black with blue lining. The item "57 Vintage original Gibson Les Paul Special 1957 Very Minty! Original HS Case" is in sale since Tuesday, October 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "kkrayon" and is located in Red Wing, Minnesota.
This item can be shipped to United States.