This is a vintage 1957 Gibson Les Paul Special electric guitar in TV finish. This particular example, serial number 7 7026, is in extremely excellent 100% ALL ORIGINAL condition and is absolutely beautiful. This no issues example is super clean with no breaks, no cracks, no repairs and no modifications. It is about the nicest example I have ever seen, and will certainly be the nicest offered online, so take advantage of this rare opportunity to own this amazing guitar!
The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Special in TV yellow finish is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic electric guitars ever made. This example features; a single-cutaway slab mahogany body with a beige/yellow TV finish, 2 soap-bar P-90 pickups, stop bar/roll over tailpiece, a bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, an inlayed pearl âGibsonâ logo, single-line Kluson tuning machines, original top hat knobs, a 3-ply (b/w/b) pickguard, nickel plated parts, an original alligator soft case and an original strap.
With virtually no evidence of playing wear, this guitar looks more like a VOS reissue than an original. This guitar would receive a conservative condition rating of 9/10 on a bad day, as the only significant condition flaws are the subtle and attractive weather-checking on the instrument, in addition to, several random dings. The guitar is absolutely pristine, and it more impressive in person than in photos.
Perhaps more incredible is the fantastic playerâs qualities the guitar exhibits. While some suggest that âthe good ones got played, while the bad ones did not,â this sloppy logic certainly does not apply to this guitar. It feels U-N-B-E-L-I-V-A-B-L-E, and the neck profile is so perfect it really is quite amazing. Both pickups sound exceptional: with clear, sweet, resonant highs, and round, rich, transparent lows and mids, this guitar has the perfected balance of a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand piano. The guitar weighs just over 8 pounds (8 lbs. 2 oz.), and feels absolutely incredible.
The original frets retain plenty of life, and nicely compliment the neck size and shape. The all-around package will make you forget about your other guitars, and focus on bonding with one of the best ever made.
It was only several short years ago that this guitar was being sold for over $25,000.00, and in my honest opinion, I feel like that value should hold strong today. However, while prices have changed, I feel like the innate value of this guitar has not. It is a â57 vintage Les Paul TV Special in exceptionally clean all original condition, and both collectors and players alike would agree that this example represents the best of itâs class.