Specials are remarkably versatile guitars, having been used by artists as diverse as Bob Marley, John Lennon, and Marc Bolan


This month we have a very clean 1956 Gibson Les Paul Special, shown here with the original alligator soft case and Gibsonette amp, in Johnny Thunders-approved TV Yellow finish. Originally intended as student instruments, Specials are remarkably versatile guitars, having been used by artists as diverse as Bob Marley, John Lennon, and Marc Bolan.

Guitar courtesy of Nationwide Guitars nationwideguitars.com


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