Gibson / Les Paul 55 Special / 1974 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Just in from its original owner who bought the guitar in 1974.

This guitar is in great condition. The one piece mahogany body shows no real signs of use with an unfaded tobacco burst. The three piece neck is in equally good condition, without the volute which is a feature of these guitars produced in 1974. The fretboard is in great shape with plenty of life left in the original frets.

These are actually really cool guitars and were introduced in 1973 and titled ‘55 Special’ however they bear no resemblance at all to any Les Paul Special produced in that year, in fact all the Specials we have seen have been TV Yellow. We believe these ran until 1975 when they were discontinued so a fairly rare-ish guitar, especially one with no breaks and no mods at all.

The hardware is in great shape with very little corrosion. Plastics too have been well looked after.

Electrically solder joints are undisturbed and everything looks to be correct.

The guitar comes with its correct black tolex case with purple lining.

Not quite 50s gibson tone but these 70s P90s still deliver that classic tone in a package that for the time is a nice surprise.

Quite a rarity, this guitar will make a fantastic addition to any collection.

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

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All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

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We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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