Vintage 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, Right Handed, has the killer tone these early Les Pauls are known for and this guitar is priced right!
The Goldtop has a really well-done refin, refret with newer bone nut, modern Kluson tuners, was previously converted to a stop tail/Tune-O-Matic and wrap tailpiece(remnants can still be seen), newer wire from the switch to jack. Includes newer Gibson hard case.
Pickup Outputs: Neck – 8.54K, Bridge – 8.55K
Neck Depth: .89/1st fret, 1.04/12th fret
Pots: 6150689 241(41st week of 1952, all pots are IRC 5 meg)
This guitar was inspected and set up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music, who noted:
The neck angle is such that it will accept an unmodified Tune-O-Matic with the thumb wheels flush to the body with a resulting action height of 4/64″.
There is 1/2” between the bottom of the bridge at the center and the top of the guitar. I can slide a Tune-O-Matic without saddles under the bridge at the center.
There’s nothing like the tone of an early Goldtop. Vintage tone starts AND ends with old wood! Don’t make the mistake of buying a new Les Paul, and then adding vintage parts thinking you will attain that vintage tone – the result will invariably be the same every time: disappointment!
Buy this vintage Les Paul for less than the price of a new 59 True Historic(and without the immediate depreciation!
Here’s a video of a friend of mine playing and commenting on the Goldtop: