1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop / Gold Top Guitar w/ Original Case - Selling July 2010
1954 GIBSON LES PAUL GOLDTOP GOLD TOP GUITAR #4 0720 TO SELL AT AUCTION JULY 24TH, 2010. Buy this rare Gibson Les Paul guitar. The consignor bought this vintage collectible Les Paul guitar from the original owner and is 100% original (except strings). Almost no arm wear or greening, skinny frets with almost no fret wear and nothing that hinders playability, a few dents and dings only. An extremely fine example. Includes original brown hard shell case with pink lining.
This 1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar, along with a collection of 12 other vintage guitars - will sell on July 24th, 2010 in Manor Auctions Palm Beach Fine Art, Jewelry & Collectible Auction.
The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. The Les Paul was designed by Ted McCarty in collaboration with popular guitarist Les Paul, whom Gibson enlisted to endorse the new model.
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Buy this guitaror any of these other fine collectible guitars & amplifiers being sold on July 24th:
|FENDER TWIN AMP BLONDE AMPLIFIER 1960||Fender Twin Amp Blonde amplifier, the speakers are 1961 dated. All else appears original. Very good and working condition. Only 500 of these were made, the rarest of the Fender amplifiers. Size: 28" x 20" x 10" Condition: VGC Lot 30147|
|1960 GIBSON LES PAUL JUNIOR GUITAR #6 8518||3/4 size guitar, all original with original hard case. A few minor dents but generally very good. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30148|
|1959 GIBSON LES PAUL JUNIOR GUITAR #929489||Junior, double cut away in cherry. Original hard case. Minor marks, the carry case with an edge split. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30149|
|1965 GIBSON SG JUNIOR GUITAR #335741||Good original guitar, in original hard case. Cherry color wood. Some very light wear only. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30150|
|1960 FENDER DUO SONIC ELECTRIC GUITAR||Good original guitar, in original hard case (no carry handle). Desert sand color. Some wear. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30151|
|1967 RICKENBACKER ELECTRIC GUITAR||Good original guitar, in original hard case. Plain wood. Some very light wear only. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30152|
|1978 FENDER TELECASTER ELECTRIC GUITAR #S728045||Good original guitar, in a newer Fender hard case. Some wear. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30153|
|1954 GIBSON LES PAUL GOLD TOP GUITAR #4 0720||This guitar was bought from the original owner and is 100% original (except strings). Almost no arm wear or greening, skinny frets with almost no fret wear and nothing that hinders playability, a few dents and dings only. An extremely fine example. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30153|
|GIBSON CONSOLE 7/8 15 STRING SLIDE GUITAR||1949 Console Grande with original legs and case. Complete and all original. Size: N/A Condition: VGC Lot 30154|
About the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Guitar
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (1952–1958)
The 1952 Les Paul featured two P-90 single coil pickups, and a one-piece, 'trapeze'-style bridge and tailpiece, with strings that were fitted under (instead of over) a steel stop-bar. The weight and the tonal characteristics of the Les Paul were largely due to the mahogany and maple construction: maple is a hard and quite heavy wood, but was restricted to a cap over somewhat lighter mahogany, to keep weight under control. In addition, the early 1952 Les Paul Guitars were never issued serial numbers, did not have bound bodies, and are considered by some as "LP Model prototypes". However, the later 1952 Les Pauls were issued serial numbers and also came with bound bodies. Interestingly, the design scheme of some of these early models varied. For instance, some of the Les Paul Guitars of this issue were fitted with black covered P90 pickups instead of the creme colored plastic covers that are associated with this guitar, even today. Of note, these early models, nicknamed "Goldtops", have begun to gain the interest of collectors, and subsequently, the associated nostalgic value of this instrument is increasing. In fact, re-sale prices of the vintage Les Paul Guitars have begun to compete with already high priced, but more practical (and usable) Les Paul versions issued in later years.
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