This axe is a dead ringer for a perfectly preserved twin-pickup Les Paul Special you’d find hanging in the student section of any fine music store from 1960. Proudly replicated are the timeless Gibson tonewood recipe (mahogany/mahogany/rosewood) and fast-playing 1960 SlimTaper neck that have won over players like Rivers Cuomo and Jerry Garcia. Thick, biting crunch and glassy cleans emit from the 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue’s Custom Shop Soapbar P-90 pickups with CTS pots and paper-in-oil caps. A thin VOS nitrocellulose finish and vintage appointments (Kluson tuners, Top Hat knobs) complete the package.
Iconic double-cut design
Reminiscent of the Les Paul Junior, the dual cutaway on the 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue holds special appeal for classic guitar enthusiasts. This design is equal parts form and function, allowing thumb-over and thumb-behind players alike to access higher frets without encumbrance well beyond the neck joint. Paired with a comfortable 1960s SlimTaper mahogany neck, this Les Paul Special is one axe you won’t want to miss out on.
Custom Shop P-90 pickups
Custom Soapbar P-90 pickups are the perfect complement to the 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue’s rich mahogany tone cocktail. Clean or with gain, these pickups add just the right amount of bite and growl to a cranked tube amp, with fuzz-like undertones that beg to be discovered as tones verge into breakup.
Historic appointments and features
If you’re after all an original 1960 Les Paul Special DC has to offer, you’ll appreciate this superb reproduction from Gibson. From a neck and fretboard attached with hide glue to Kluson tuners that have been analyzed down to the molecular level for authenticity, Gibson’s attention to detail makes the 1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut Reissue one of the most accurate re-creations on the market.
Gibson Custom’s Vintage Original Sheen finish option comes standard on Custom Shop Historic Reissue models. The VOS finish package includes lightly aged parts that imparts an authentic vintage patina. The nitrocellulose finished it buffed to a light matte appearance, giving a look and feel of a guitar that has been lovingly played and cared for over the years.
- A superb reproduction of the 1960 Les Paul Special
- Iconic double-cut design
- Timeless Gibson tonewood recipe
- Historic appointments and features
- Fast-playing 1960 SlimTaper neck
- Custom Shop P-90 pickups with CTS pots and paper-in-oil caps
- Voicings: spangly cleans, velvety fuzz, and a hard-edged crunch
- Vintage Original Sheen finish package with light matte nitrocellulose and aged hardware