SOLD Vintage 1979 Gibson GK-55
1955 Les Paul Jr. Special Reissue
2x Vintage Dirty Fingers w/split coil taper control
Rare guitar model, All original
Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nut Width: 1 11/16th" (43 mm), Weight: 9 Lbs., 10 Oz.
Here is something that you don't see very often -- a 1979 Gibson GK-55, the bolt-on version of the highly regarded Les Paul Jr. Special 1955 Reissue, all original, complete with the original 2x Dirty Fingers PUPs. This is a simplified version of the Les Paul 55 Reissue, but with the bolt-on neck, and some of the very first Dirty Fingers HBs instead of the usual P90s. In addition, a very unusual design feature is the split-coil taper knob, which is an
infinitely variable taper pot that dials in the desired ration of HB / Single Coil from 100% down to 0. All original, except for an aftermarket
The guitar is in very good condition for 1979, with just a few nicks and scratches. It plays great and sounds great. It features a solid 1 5/8" slab mahogany body that gives the guitar great tone and sustain. Another unusual feature is the TP-6 tailpiece, which allows for fine right-hand tuning with the on board violin tuner thumb wheels. Less than 1,000 of these guitars were made, so it it is a very rare Gibson / Kalamazoo.
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