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LP Special, Studio, or Red Headed Stepchild

Dadzmad

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I have not had a Gibson solid body for decades and am not trying to be snarky but interested in your opinions.

I wanted a "budget" Les Paul and picked this up like new for $720 with HSC a few weeks ago. She looks to be all original and I was told it was a 2019 Special (but is it?)

Flat slab single cut body
Unbound fat 50s neck
Uncovered zebra burst buckers 2&3 (I was told)
TOM bridge and stop bar

Plays and sounds good and gives me that dose of Gibson that I wanted.

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It looks like all the distinctive features of a given LP model are blurred sort of like a Fender FSR. I'm thinking LP Studio trapped in the body of a Special. What do you think - is she a LP Special, Studio, or "Limited Edition" Red Headed Stepchild.

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Lucius Paisley

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If it is a Special, then you got it for a lot cheaper than this guy is selling...

 

programmer

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Well, the original (55-58) single-cutaway LP special had a wraparound bridge, P90 pickups, simpler tuners, and a TV yellow finish. Otherwise, it looks close.
 

Strings Jr.

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I have not had a Gibson solid body for decades and am not trying to be snarky but interested in your opinions.

I wanted a "budget" Les Paul and picked this up like new for $720 with HSC a few weeks ago. She looks to be all original and I was told it was a 2019 Special (but is it?)

Flat slab single cut body
Unbound fat 50s neck
Uncovered zebra burst buckers 2&3 (I was told)
TOM bridge and stop bar

Plays and sounds good and gives me that dose of Gibson that I wanted.

It looks like all the distinctive features of a given LP model are blurred sort of like a Fender FSR. I'm thinking LP Studio trapped in the body of a Special. What do you think - is she a LP Special, Studio, or "Limited Edition" Red Headed Stepchild.
Not a Studio. Studio's have carved tops.
 
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