When the job calls for pure Rock and Roll, I know which guitar to reach for: my 1957 Les Paul Special! Within seconds of picking it up, I started hypnotically launching into the essence of hard rock from the Who’s Live at Leeds album: Summertime Blues, My Generation, Magic Bus, etc. Of all my vintage guitars, this one just knocks out the power chords like no other – this guitar is pure rock and roll euphoria!
Neck Depth: .92/1st, .98/12th
Pickup Output: Neck/8.23K, Bridge/7.83K
Weight: around 8.5 lbs
This guitar is in EXC overall condition and has been inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music.
The action measures 4/64 at both sides of the 12th fret. Scott also performed a perfect refret with period-spec wire.
The great guitars get played for a reason, and this one now plays as good as it sounds. The only other note of interest is it had different tuners on at one time;
the original tuners are now back on the guitar(has 2 extra small holes/side that are covered up by the original tuners).
In the world of left handed vintage guitars, the single-cut Les Paul Specials and Jr’s are among the rarest.
I have only seen 1, maybe 2, other lefty 1955-58 Les Paul Specials in over 35 years – that’s it! So when the urge arises to get your rocks off
with some devastating and pulverizing rock and roll, my 1957 Les Paul Special is the clear weapon of choice!
NOT FOR SALE