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Gibson must be stepping up their game


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I picked up this 2019 Gibson Les Paul Special this week. Its used, lightly used.

I got it home today and did my normal setup routine on it. I was pleasantly surprised to achieve a great, low action and near perfect intonation. The fretwork is perfect...although I believe its plecked.

The neck it a full, beefy 50s carve...it feels awesome. The rosewood board is nice and dark...with some really nice streaking in it.

The pickups sound GREAT. The pots have great taper.

Its a great playing guitar! Wonderful tone to boot!

SP4 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

SP3 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

SP2 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

IMG_2804 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

SP6 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr


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Congrats! I’m going to break down and buy one of those eventually. I’ve been waiting for a CS Special to pop up at a decent price but there just aren’t many out there.


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Did you have that truss rod cover made?

If so, that's brilliant!


Agreed. I picked up one of the '19 LP Classics recently and it's my favorite Les Paul ever and I've owned a few. Quickly becoming my go to. Congrats!

Also...really digging the display in pic one and desperately want to steal the idea.


Grats! I want one of these bad. All the ones I have played in shop seem stellar. That neck, wrap tailpiece, and p90s...magic sauce.
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I just bought the same guitar from a forumite last night. I have high hopes! Always wanted TV Yellow and I'm a big fan of the Gibson P90. I didn't even ask about the neck carve but 50's sounds perfect. I will be comparing it to my R4 Black Beauty so super tough competition, but the Black Beauty never comes out to gigs. I think the 2019 Special has enough great reviews to be my second #1 gigging machine (next to my MJT Tele build).
One slight concern is the wraptail, I think a Faber or Mojoaxe tailpiece is going to be a necessity for me... I'm an intonation nazi and even on a killer 1957 RI Historic I had to replace the stock tailpiece with Faber compensated to be happy. Thoughts?

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