Gibson Les Paul Special Faded P90

Gibson Les Paul Special Faded P90

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Les Paul Special Faded P90, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul Special Faded P90
  • Series: Les Paul
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/06/2008

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Gibson Les Paul Special Faded P90 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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darock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Special Faded P90
Gibson made in United States of course.
Mahogany body only (no table in bomb stocky, like all Les Paul Special), mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard 22 frets, 2 P90 pickups, Tune-O-Matic, Stop-Bar tailpiece.

Mine is finished in Worn White, who is the image of the guitar is to say trs roots. Some n'apprcieront not because you feel that there is no varnish and that just scratches the paint brush to the old rotten. Finish carrment use (I personally loves not finish this, but hey, considering the price of the guitar, I have not made the difficult).

Otherwise, quality Gibson frets beautifully polished, perfectly adjustable bridge, ...


My rating will focus on the fact that it is a Les Paul Special. It is empty at the level of CHARACTERISTICS is far less versatile and less ergonomic than a Super Start or other guitar in the style.

In short, for a Les Paul Special, Access in acute is like a Les Paul Standard, is that there is more than that piece of wood the body that Exceeds the junction body / sleeve. Feedback, it's smooth and Access in acute is good (for a Les Paul).
In addition, fans of the beers apprcieront notches for the flop, new thing on the Les Paul I know.

The handle is typical, it is round, rather pais, has held well in hand. The abscence of rel varnish that the handle is a bit rpeux, but hey, was added to the ct Rock n 'Roll, where you have to fight with his guitar.

Otherwise, the guitar is super lgre and book with a Gig-Bag.


This is my scratch Premire P90 pickups, and I must say that I am not due to a hair.

In the clear: the guys who swear not clean sounds strata can go to bed. The clarity is magnificent in the bass are large and strong, the highs are incredibly rich and hyper Defines mdiums. The sound overall is trspchu (especially acute with the microphone), a large, trs trsrsonant (sustain super rich). Incredible, I had never heard such beautiful sounds clear.

In the crunch: Hyper Rock n 'Roll. It surly (without being aggressive in the wrong sense) while both super hot. There's the sustain, and precision of a vintage sound cry. Fans of the Who, the Eagles and more generally the Rock of the 70 apprcieront normment, the same as the fans of Punk. When Blues fans is that of happiness, his expressive trs. This guitar a me.

In heavy saturation: I have a head which saturates normment (Hughes and Kettner Warp X), and is far from being ridiculous for single coils. The bass is powerful and harmonics as a failed fuse (limit is impossible to screw up a lot so one easily). It's easy to play, prcis hot. It just needs a little heavy and greasy, but overall play Metal with a Les Paul Special P90, it is feasible.

In short: a guitar super versatile, comfortable in all types of sounds (even if its areas of prdilection are the Blues and Rock).


Gibson has always paid dearly for the trs dtails finish, and a Manir all that the demand for labor (table bomb sunburst finish, ...). With this LP, we return a basic concept, trs roots, no frills. Rsultat a scratching that sounds like it's not allowed, but for once, a trsdmocratique price (just over 700 euros).
So it's certainly not the most beautiful Les Paul, but sounds (and I am also one of the many guitarists who prfre a Les Paul Special with P90 pickups a Standard). The Specials have always t Submitted as both economic MODELS, low-end's standards, but personal, its level, there's no photo, I have a weakness for these Specials. They are less Chres because they score less build, level finish.

Gibson really put, for once, a tariff compltement justification (fates calculation, counting the price of wood, microphones, the fittings, the Gig-Bag and ropes, we arrive at almost price of the guitar). That's a rare Les Paul with whom one does not enfl.

In addition, the P90 is really that the microphones oversights t (y 'than for a simple Fender), while it is without doubt the best single microphone.

Coupled at the top violin, the guitar that have trs little guitar: a me.
So even if the finish is not super russi, we have for the price of a mid-range guitar, guitar.

rhum66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Special Faded P90
US-Manufacturing, Gibson "china" is not near to exist, unfortunately for the guitarist with little means.

-The neck has 22 frets non-cash, access to acute perfect SG or Flying type. Key rosewood, large profile type C 50 ', perfect to place complex arrangements or to run large riffs without risk of sliding.

They 'model acts "double cut", cut and profile body that inspired the SG (the SG is actually the evolution of the Les Paul Special DC 1955-1958).

Micros P100 (ie high tech version of the P90 insulated buzz.)

Tune o matic same as top model of the brand.

Varnish does not exist, it is a question more than a patina slightly "relic", supposed to be spent in places worn ... with pores of the wood (mahogany) open and visible, My TV model is yellow and frankly, I blame Gibson to seek economies in the wrong place: this guitar is ugly and when you see what the Chinese do in terms of paint and varnish it regretted that a great brand like Gibson manufactures instrument with finishes as poor, he DID that has to démerder to finish their guitar in Asia ...)

I put only 5 to polish the story that I find ridiculous.


As I said, the ugly is to be classified in the "baseball bat": a big C, mounted with jumbo frets and a rosewood lambda button a little rough and not very roots satin at all. The radius is fairly flat: 12 "to confirm.
Access to the treble is perfect, that is totally out of touch body and the heel is not very thick, so s' is perfect.
Mine is mounted over the 009-046 and the country (double bends etc ...), the action can be set very low with no buzz.

Quality: it is a guitar extremely light and handy, no cramp in the left shoulder.



this guitar excels in the field of sounds: the P100 out of fleshy clear and transparent without compression which will delight players of rockabilly and country.
With the microphones set, the sound is thick and soft woods, pure mahogany, very medium.
With the handle, that is more twang, more sustain on a note of tense, perfect for big solos in rock chuck berry acute and bitter.
The medium is very interesting position, with the slight effect out of phase resulting in a slight quack attack.

See test youtube:

Contol Of course the tones are effective but its clear, I would say that nothing has changed, the sound of the pickups out well without adjustments.


-A New World: Welcome to the world of blues and rock, amateur women tone you in heaven, with endless notes, piping in the media, and volume control which, for once become effective for this type of sounds ...

I personally am not very women tone, I like my guitar is more dynamic, with acute in the spirit Telecaster and s is possible, we can not only maintain its medium, which is the register of instrument.

A lot of sustain: Start being a player for 25 years, I know what I mean: it m 'came to literally start to wonder what was going on so the notes "held", which from the game Start new is really ...).

I have learned to adapt my game to this guitar which is always interresting.

This is just my guitar "big sound", all things (beyond of ACDC this guitar is no longer valid)

In short, that is a very guitar santana woodstock period (he plays for that matter a 67 SG with P90 in the movie ...), not a mistake, you will be in this spirit: women t-woody tone very medium with lots of crunch or sustain in clairdans mind telecaster type rockab or more muscular and less twang.

The highlight of the entry-level Gibson (1200 Euros): super simple microphones on a violin (ugly) but serious.

The right solution if, like me, you can not afford the "Les Paul Gold Top P90 historic series. sounds crunch

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I use it for 2 years, every time I need a spirit more rock that can not afford my strats.
So a hard rock or blues guitar, less fine that a stratum, but the day you wake up "moon" zztop, we are glad to have it in stock.
The meeting with this guitar is a chance one day I was hanging Pigalle and I have seen a guy try this guitar, I knew a bit and this P90 to confirm the thing that is really what type of guitar or very roots the sound is in tact with a lot of sensuality, not technology, but a lot of feeling for the play.
As I said, one of my old dream to have one day in my gear, a Goldtop P90, but that is really expensive so in the meantime I have this little Gibs who does his job.

My amp is a Deluxe Reverb 22 Watt All Tube, with TS and 808 MXR dyna comp Whah + a (I don 't use the reverb from the amp).. This guitar s' integrates perfectly in this set.

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