The Les Paul Special is a beloved design that oozes retro charm. The Special Tribute model comes with no-frills spec aimed at straight-up roaring tone; with a set of dual P-90s and four distinct satin finishes, you’re in for a good time.
Body & Neck
The Les Paul Special Tribute gets a maple neck and mahogany body, complete with a lush satin nitro finish. A Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dots ensures a smooth, rounded tone that perfectly contrasts with the double P-90 setup.
Gibson’s Slim Taper neck (with a standard 24.75” scale length) is comfortable in the hand without ever feeling too slim or causing cramp for players with bigger hands. The finish continues along the neck, while the headstock boasts the classic blackout look.
Electronics & Hardware
One of the standout things about the Les Paul Special is the dual attack of P-90 pickups, lending themselves to high-octane blues as well as raunchy rock songs. These pickups sound gorgeous when you plug into a gritty tube amp or a lovely dirt pedal.
Chrome hardware and black top hat control knobs offer little distraction from the Special Tribute’s vintage looks, polished off with a compensated wraparound bridge and 5-fly pickguard in black. Delightful.
- Body Shape: Les Paul Special
- Body Material: Maple
- Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Rounded
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Dots
- Finish: Chrome
- Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe with White Buttons
- Pickguard: Black 5-ply
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Single-Ply
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
- Neck Pickup: P-90
- Bridge Pickup: P-90
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
- Strings: 10-46
- Case: Gigbag
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit