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1960 Les Paul Special Double Cut VOS
Gibson's drive to pioneer a broad selection of guitars designed to meet the ever-growing demand for solid body electrics came full circle with the introduction of the double cutaway Les Paul Special in 1959. The model was actually introduced in late 1958, but only 958 units were manufactured that year. Its popularity, however, was almost immediate and production doubled to 1,821 units in 1959, making the Les Paul Special double cutaway Gibson’s third most popular model behind the Les Paul Junior and ES-125T.