Slightly higher-end than the Les Paul Jr but still considered a student-level guitar, the Les Paul Special was introduced in 1955 with a pair of P-90 pickups. Like other Les Paul models, the Les Paul Special underwent a total transformation at the end of the ’50s. The model has been reissued several times since and remains in production.
Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody
Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Two single-coil P90 pickups, single-piece bridge/tailpiece, two volume and two tone knobs, dot inlays
Notable Les Paul Special Players: Bob Marley, John Lennon, Martin Barre