NGD: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Goldtop with mods

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  1. s_k_mullins

    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    Hi guys! For your viewing pleasure, my newest acquisition: a 2014 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro, with a '60s neck profile and the ever lovely Goldtop finish. I have suffered from simultaneous Les Paul GAS and Goldtop GAS for a while. Feels satisfying to cure both at once. (Ha ha! He says cure!)

    This particular Lester Polfuss model (which my wife dubbed Goldie Hawn) is a well worn and nicely broken-in specimen (similar to the actual Goldie Hawn). She has some minor finish wear on the back, a few tiny dings around the edges, and a missing switch tip. All minor, no need to fret (bad pun alert!) Most of the imperfections aren't noticeable on first glance. Plus, they are much easier to tolerate knowing I scored her for only $1100.

    Also, the previous owner made some welcome modifications to the guitar. The original pickups were exchanged for a Seymour Duncan JB/59 set. And the stock active boost and coil splits were removed as well. She is now wired up like a classic LP. You can see the battery compartment on the electronics cover, but I am replacing that soon.

    Overall I love it so far. Definitely enjoying it. In short, it's just a bad ass workhorse guitar with great tone and sustain for days, and when paired with my Friedman JJ100 provides a sound that gives me a total "tone boner". Great example of what a Les Paul should be. :metal:


    Enough chatter, on to the photos!

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    And a parting shot... Goldie Hawn with her adoptive family.

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    Thanks for looking! :yesway:
     
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    Nice score! Goldtop LPs are really staring to grow on me. Great collection as well.
    Enjoy!
     
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    8 guitars is unlucky ...send me the Suhr :D
     
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    Manurack Nunavut Inuk

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    That's a great find dude! Les Paul Goldtop pics outside are gorgeous. I'd show a pic of mine, but I don't want to boast mine all over your new guitar day thread lol
     
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    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    Thanks! They grew on me too. Like a fungus that I couldn't get rid of. :lol:

    Well actually, the last guitar I purchased before the LP was the Suhr, which made it lucky number 7 for this collection. How could I part with a lucky guitar? :lol:

    Hard to beat a nice LP Goldtop! :yesway:
     
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    Nice! I'm jonesing hard for a goldtop. Enjoy!
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Nice man, my GT is one of my favorite guitars ever. With that JB and the JJ you got some AIC tones for days.

    HNGD!
     
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    Congrats! HNGTD!
    Can't beat a good gold top.
     
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    HNGD! The 15 year old me would have been like, "Goldtops are for old farts!", but the 35 year old me says, "Goldtops are awesome!" The collection is growing nicely too!
     
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    Haha you know at 15 I was only interested in "metal" guitars with EMGs. Don't get me wrong, I still like those too. Hell I just recently sold an ESP, a Jim Root Strat, and a few Ibbys. But I have definitely learned to appreciate a classic LP Goldtop or maybe a vintage-style Strat or Tele. And my PRS GAS knows no bounds right now.

    And thanks man. I'm really happy with my current collection. A year ago I had around 14 guitars. But this collection is about quality, not quantity.
     
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    Oh I definitely get it. My GAS lately is for more traditional guitars like Fender Teles/Strats, G&Ls, Gibson Semi-Hollows, and guitars with P90s. I'm also going to thin the heard a bit, probably sell of the rest of my LTDs. The 4 ESPs are what I pick up first, so they probably need to go.
     
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    Right there with you. I've had a few G&Ls and stupidly sold them. But looking to add a Cantrell Superhawk to the fold soon. Also gassing for a Tele and a Gibson Explorer (should have never sold my Thunderhorse).

    And if you EVER consider selling that FT Eclipse, message me. I will gladly take that one off your hands.
     
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    Cantrell Superhawk would be perfect for the complete JC Rig! I had a tribute for a while that was actually fairly nice for the price, made me want to check out the USAs.

    Ha, if I ever sold that FT Eclipse there would be a few of you guys fighting for that one. :lol:
     
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    Nice! I think I need a gold top in my LP collection. I've never played Gibson's slimmer profile necks, all mine are chunky '50s which I enjoy quite a bit. I'd be curious to try one.
     
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    The zz-top fanboy in me wants a goldtop so bad!


    Congrats!
     
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    congrats!!! a Gold top is on my list of guitars to own! pretty jealous right now! my standard is natural and my supreme is white so i think the gold top will fit in well some day haha
     
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    $1100?? You're a thief! :D
     
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    Very nice collection! And that goldtop just shines \m/ Congrats
     

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