Iconic Guitars

Vintage guitars, re-issues and relics found on the web or in stores

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Les Paul Special Red Sparkle by Gibson Custom Shop

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Special Red SparkleA very rare finish for this beautiful Les Paul Special. The Gibson Custom Shop was inspired to choose this Red Sparkle finish.

I really like Les Paul Special's - even better with a double cutaway but this single cutaway will do. The single piece of wood (no carved table as found on other Les Paul's), the bolt-on pickguard and the single-coil P90 pickups scream simplicity. And they are lighter than a regular Paul which is always enjoyable.

This sparkling finish is really fun and puts a different spin on this icon - this can't be confused for Bob Marley's Special. It's more glam than reggae.

You have 2 days to bring home this guitar from Oz. Follow the yellow brick road! We're off to see the wizzard...


freddy1955 said...

I love Les Paul Juniors and Les Paul Specials, because of their P90 pickups and their wraparound bridges. Cool sounds!