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One of Taylor Swift's electric guitars of choice is a Gibson Les Paul. No stock model exists that matches hers exactly. Swift's particular model appears to have been modified, the most apparent modification being the refinished body and the applied sparkling beads and crystals. There are several elements of the guitar that closely match the Gibson Les Paul Special SL. The short height pickup mounting rings on both the bridge and neck pickups, the flat top, and the dot inlays on the neck. Smaller modifications include black knobs and plastics, and possibly different colored tuners.more
My 1st US guitar, a 1999 Les Paul Special with 490T and 498T humbuckers! I own it since 2000 and it started my tonal preference to rock out with a raw 'n' pure mahogany tone. It is a one-trick pony, but the trick to offer a fat crunch tone with virtually every amp is a great one. When I found myself picking her up less frequently, I decided to do one non-invasive upgrade: I fitted a Stetsbar II trem system which makes her absolutely unique now. So different to my PRS Std24 as well as to my Bigsby B5 equipped PRS Starla, she's the only Gibson that stays.