Gibson Les Paul Spotlight - Tonys Guitars
The Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special Custom Shop model was reissued for a very short time and Tony picked one up. While this one is featured here - it is also reviewed on the reviews page.
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Gibson LP Spotlight Special - Tonys Guitars
Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special Custom Shop
Tony Mckenzie has a great collection of many leading brands of electric
guitars including Gibson, Fender, PRS, Ibanez and others. Check them out from
the 'Tony's Guitars' section of this website. While the images are not huge, the
quality is - so you get a real idea of just what this guitar is like in real
life. Many are reviewed on the reviews pages so don't forget to check those
reviews out. Also don't forget to visit the IMAGE GALLERY with a section showing
Tony McKenzie's guitars in hi resolution images. Many of the guitars are quite
The new VERY limited edition Les Paul Spotlight Special is a reissue of the original 1980's now Legendary guitars. This is a CUSTOM SHOP guitar made available in very limited numbers in 2008 only. I believe that Gibson made only just 211 pieces (thanks Leif) in the early eighties and with this Custom Shop reissue the numbers are also extremely low - reputed to be less than fifty pieces. Gibson are not telling this time but did on the original. Leif Hoffman checked the 211 quantity out and Gibson did confirm to him that number was made in the early 80's.
Here's some blurb on the Spotlight Special from Gibson - but don't waste your time looking on their site for the Spotlight Special - they made (some say) as few as 50 this time - but that's always open to scrutiny, others have said 100 or 200 - I guess no one is telling at Gibson so it's impossible to be sure.
My guess is that it is far less than you think. It's a bit like the Tie Dye Gibson's - they only ever made 103 units - and the likelihood of making more of those is zero. 1983 was a year of change for Gibson, when it first began to concentrate on reissuing vintage spec instruments. While we're all vintage-crazy now, this was a fairly new idea then. They knew that to get the necessary attention, they would have to do something special. The Spotlight was the answer.
Using contrasting, figured woods, Gibson's Les Paul Spotlight guitars did indeed cause a lot of players to give them a second look. Gibson now brings back the Spotlight in beautiful flame maple, with all the vintage features you love: C-shaped mahogany set neck and mahogany body, '57 Classic Hum bucker pickups, Grover tuners, gold hardware and a sweet lacquer finish.
Made in 2008 in the Gibson custom shop - we know they did not make many this time no matter what they might say.... Heres the features:
- The Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special
- Bought in 2009 as an investment
- This model no longer made we believe. There are a few on the internet at silly prices.
- The real problem is that it's a little scary to play especially if you don't want to damage it from its superb looks. The Les Paul Supreme also featured on this site is as awesome as this one - and that's not even a custom shop guitar.
- Technical Info: Manufactured in: Nashville, TN
- Body Wood: Mahogany •Top wood: Maple •Scale Length: 32-3/4" •Neck Joint: Set-in •Neck Wood: Mahogany •Fret board: Rosewood •Neck Shape: C-Shape
- Frets: 22 •Nut Width: 1-11/16" •Fret board Radius: 12 •Bridge: Fixed •Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic Hum bucker •Pickup Neck: '57 Classic Hum bucker •Controls: Volume / Volume / Tone / Tone •Tuners: Grover •Hardware color: Gold •Pickup selector: 3-way •Finish: Lacquer
This guitar is reviewed on the Reviews pages...