1956 Gibson Les Paul TV Special + Lifton brown/pink case

1956 Gibson Les Paul TV Special + Lifton brown/pink case

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A beautiful example of some say, the best year for a Les Paul TV Special. Complete with Lifton brown/pink case.

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Let it be known we love these guitars. There is something quite magical about the combination of the searing hot, vintage P-90 pickups, on a mahogany body and finished in this sublime blond, straw like, limed mahogany TV finish that you only get on these TV Juniors and Specials from the 1955 to 1958.

This particular example of this superb guitar is from late 1956 and has the poker chip type switch washer. It is also in excellent plus condition, bordering on near mint, in fact the nickel is still reasonably shiny like and there are just a few dings here and there that would prevent me from describing it as near mint. Have a look at the photos and you will see what I am talking about. I think it is one of the nicest we have had in recent times…

Included is a classic, Les Paul Lifton hard case of the brown and pink variety which on its own is worth a few Bob and is not an everyday sight to see with these guitars. More often or not they came with the awful ‘gator type cardboard case that does not fare very well over the years.

Needless to say it is 100% correct in every way. I cannot see a thing out of place and even the original frets are still in exceptional condition with very little wear on the figured fingerboard. There are no repairs or finish issues anywhere at all. No overspray, no touch ups anywhere and of course no breaks or repairs anywhere either.

It plays real well on these original frets with a good, low action and with a classic ‘56 chunkyish neck that many people find very comfortable.

Everyone should have at least one Junior or Special in their collection, or playing guitarsenal and if you are going to have one, this should easily be the one as it is one of the finest looking, playing and sounding ones we have had around here for a while…

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul TV Special
Year: 1956
Finish: TV Yellow

Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.93 Kg

Case: Original Lifton Brown Pink hard
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single Line

Pickups: Original P-90's
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Chunky C
Pots: Original 500k with original capacitors




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