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Les Paul Special Plus Limited
A powerhouse flat top Les Paul with plenty of punch
$1,299
Beautiful and truly unique, this Les Paul Special Plus combines a modern-vintage look with the punch of a pair of 490R and 498T humbuckers. Available in limited quantity only.
Body
Body
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi-matched
Density: C
Binding: None
Weight
Average Weight (body only): 4 lbs 5.5 oz
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: Slim taper
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.875"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: Blank
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Gibson, "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3.5 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: .046"
A: .036"
D: .026"
G: .016"
B: .011"

e: .009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Light
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12 degrees
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.695" @ nut, 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 24 3/4
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: 0.249"
Average Weight: 5.05 oz
Finishes
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth / Hi-gloss Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1.0 - 1.5 mils
Top: Vintage Sunburst
Top Coat: Lacquer / 90 Sheen, 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Natural
Color Code: NA
Surface Texture: Smooth / Hi-gloss Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1.0 - 1.5 mils
Top: Natural
Top Coat: Lacquer / 90 Sheen, 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Heritage Cherry
Color Code: HC
Surface Texture: Smooth / Hi-gloss Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1.0 - 1.5 mils
Top: Heritage Cherry
Top Coat: Lacquer / 90 Sheen, 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 490R 498T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 / 5250 6900 / 6900
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (43)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x 0.68 inches 2.61 x 0.68 inches
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: Rthy dim: 18 5/8 inches Treb dim: 23 7/16 inches
Slug Material: Nickel Bare Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 0.187 x 0.489 inches 0.187 x 0.489 inches
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico V
Magnet Position from Nut: Rhty dim: 19 inches Treb dim: 23 1/8 inches
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.5 inches 2.32 x 0.5 inches
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Reversed Polarity
Cover: WHITE / BLACK BLACK / WHITE
Qfactor: 5.62 4.07
ResistanceDC: 7803 Ohms 13980 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2715.71 Hz 2012.49 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Better Hum canceling w/rev polarity Better Hum canceling w/rev polarity
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500k Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500k 0-500k
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100k ohms 1/4 watt above 100k ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500k 0-500k
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100k ohms 1/4 watt above 100k ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Mini Toggle
Type:
Peak Voltage
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: White button keys
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1.0oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: worm
What is allowable turn: +/-4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14135 / 136
 
String Dimensions
E: .046"
A: .036"
D: .026"
G: .016"
B: .011"
e: .009"
 
Bridge
Style: Belly up traditional
Material: Tune-o-Matic
Plating Specs: Zamak
Part number: Chrome
Weight: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 430-10119
A: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
D: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
G: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
B: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
e: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 2.9 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul
Material: Black ABS
Part Number: 430-19385
Weight: 0.21 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: .076 oz / .096oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Black 4-ply
Part Number: 380-12918
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: B/W Bell
Part Number: 430-19382
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats
Part Number: 430-19669
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: None
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Black SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 430-12209
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: Black SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12211
 
Switch Washer
Style: Black hot stamp white
Part Number: 430-19463
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 430-13945
Accessories
Case
Style: Gig bag
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench
 
Manual: Gibson USA's Owners
COA/Other: None