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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Colnago, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Colnago

    Colnago Member

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    2016 Gibson Les Paul Special.
    Apparently these were destined for the Japanese market in 2016 and a few slipped through and ended up in North America.
    Super nice, got it cheap, plays great and has a pretty decent vintage spec.
    Hand wired pots, MOP Gibson logo, wrap tailpiece and the “shelf” at the body joint.
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  2. yakyak

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    Wow. Nice guitar! Congrats.
     
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  3. Falsecrack

    Falsecrack Silver Supporting Member

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    Classy! Those things just scream, “tone machine” (to me at least).
     
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  4. bryan83

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    Jesus, that’s a beauty. Excellent score too!
     
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  5. GibSG

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    Cool Les Paul Special, this 2016 Limited model is very close to a Custom shop. Now you need a 5 ply wide bevel pickguard.

    This Limited Edition was made for japanese market imho.

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    megawzrd Supporting Member

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    Fu...Do want. That current 2019 yellow special has given me gas but this I would love to find too. What is the neck profile on this run?
     
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    Nice guitar, p90's for the win! How does it play? Congratulations!
     
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    Sweet guitar!
     
  9. Colnago

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    Large 50’s rounded neck. Love it!
     
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  10. Colnago

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    Play great, no issues at all.
     
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    That pickguard looks rad, where would I get one of those??
     
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    Wraptail Specials are so special!
    Congrats!
     
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    Very cool. Nice to see non-CS models where they haven't messed with the formula too much. Congrats!
     
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    Congrats looks great!
     
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  15. madhat007

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    Very Nice!!
    I just picked up a 2019 TV Yellow - such sweet little guitars!!

    have fun :)
    madhat.
     
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    I also got a lovely new LP Special. Curious about the 5 ply pickguard though. What would come stock on a late 50s LP Special? I really like that 5 ply pickguard :) looks great!
     
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    Those 5 ply 60° wide bevel pickguards are stock on Gibson Custom Shop, you can buy one at Montreux, Creamtone,

    http://www.montreuxguitars.com/us/datalist/selectGoods.php?code=996
    https://www.creamtone.com/collections/pickguards-and-sets
    https://www.guitarslingerproducts.c...istoric-Demands-fits-to-Les-Paul-Special.html

    I bought one for my SG from Lonnie / Creamtone,

    Creamtone vs Gibson USA, night and day ...

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  18. Colnago

    Colnago Member

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  19. GibSG

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    Check my "poor" Epi Casino with a 5 ply wide bevel pickguard, I' m addict ... lol


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    Lots of them on eBay, even some 5-ply if that’s what you’re looking for.
    Search "les paul special pickguard"

    @Colnago
    Love the guitar! Congrats
    I have a "similar" 2015 Special Pro, but with HB's, and stop tail.
    Would love to have one like yours to add to the collection.

    For some reason those slab mahogany body specials from a few years ago don’t command much $$$ (paid $650 for mine).
    Oh well, their loss, our gain!
     
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