SOLD! - 1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Wraparound Goldtop
This all original and very beautiful 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop is a great example of the amazing mid 50's Goldtop's It has no cracks, no breaks, no repairs and everything on this guitar is from 1953 with untouched solder!
It is exactly as it came from the factory in 1953 including the Lifton 5-latch brown bulb-head case, which is in super good condition. The gold finish is all original with no overspray or repairs whatsoever. It shows this beautiful weather checking all around and has a warm and lush golden glow over it with some greenish hue where the arm and hand touched the gold for 70 years.
It has just the perfect 50's neck with a very nice low action and comfortable big chunky feel. It really rings and is LOUD acoustically. Plugged the neck pickup is warm bluesy/jazzy and has a nice deep profound sound, the bridge pickup is aggressive, has a great attack and roars punchy lead sounds.
Many guitarists consider this to be the ultimate "blues machine" as the sustain and sound on these guitars are just unbelievable!! And I can only agree... ;-)