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GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL Double Cutaway Cut TV Yellow Faded Worn Relic P90 3393


Regular price $1,250.00

Gibson Les Paul Double Cut made in the USA. Awesome TV look.

This is a 2003 Gibson Les Paul double cutaway in a worn TV Yellow finish. It will come with a Gibson gig bag. It is rare to find the double cut with a worn TV finish--not many made, and this one is in excellent condition. These have a thin finish made to let the the guitar's tone come through. Dual soapbar P90's make for a great combination on the all mahogoany body and neck. Lots of grit, sustain, and TONE. The guitar is just starting to show some distress to the finish in a couple areas, but there's not really any wood peaking through yet. Very rare, at 14-years-old these usually have a lot of finish missing from edges and back of neck. Must conclude this hasn't been played much. Neck and frets are in excellent condition. All electronics in good shape. I have just put on new strings and set the intonation. Ready to play and enjoy. Weight is a comfortable 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Great guitar. Thanks for looking!

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What You get:
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

What is TV Yellow? Take your pick...
Story One: In the early days of television, some TV sets came in a yellowish color called “Limed Mahogany.” The Les Paul TV model was also described as having a Limed Mahogany finish. In the guitar world “Limed Mahogany” eventually became referred to as “TV Yellow."

Story two: In the early days of television, using pure white props on a live TV shoot would produce video artifacts. Legendary inventor Les Paul suggested a wheat-colored guitar finish. It would appear white on TV but wouldn’t overwhelm the cameras. The finish was called TV White. The color was later modified by adding yellow--thus TV Yellow.

Story three: The television myth was propagated by Gibson itself when they were reluctant to reveal the true origin of the name. But a former member of Gibson’s marketing team confirmed the TV stood for “Telecaster Version." Gibson’s marketing team hoped that a pale guitar with dark pickguard would be mistaken for a Telecaster by fans unschooled in various guitar models and result in extra sales at the expense of Fender. "TV Yellow" was intended to be an internal-only inside joke, but the moniker was published in ads before upper management caught the slip.