GIBSON 2012 Les Paul Special 490R/490T Faded Baked Maple Bound Neck! USA 20451
This is a killer 2012 Gibson Les Paul Special in faded Ebony finish. This was a rather rare rendition, made for only one year, that came with a fully bound neck. It has a baked maple fretboard and 60s slim taper neck with Kluson Deluxe tuners. Frets are in good condition. The thin nitro finish means it won't choke your tone and wears quickly for that worn look.
The 490R and 498T humbuckers combined with the all mahogany body and neck are cause for some serious sustain and tone. The guitar has some mild play wear all over, making it a nicely worn in player. Weight is a very comfortable 7 pounds, 2 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks!
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
The new Les Paul Special returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. Originally introduced in 1955, the Les Paul Special has been embraced by musicians for over 60 years. It is based on the Les Paul Junior with a slab mahogany body, fat 50s-style mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, wraparound bridge, an additional rhythm pickup, binding on the neck and additional controls for the rhythm pickup and the 3-way toggle switch.
Profile: 60s Slim Taper
Nut width: 1.695" / 43.05mm
Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Acrylic Dots
Knobs: Black Top Hats Tuners Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
Neck: pickup 490R
Bridge: pickup 490T
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.