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    Les Paul Forum Member mbowen's Avatar
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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    a shot of the 5 variants of lp std.guitars owned at the time by Tim Matyes Vic's partner .I LATER BOUGHT 2 OF THE GOLDTOPS.MIKE B.




    Last edited by mbowen; 08-04-11 at 01:45 PM.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    My new #1 player.... 53/57 conversion....

    Climb down off the hilltop... Get back in the race.
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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Wow Ed, that just looks sick!!

    Hope I'm not too late to join the GT party!!


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Another latecomer to the party? My 55-57 conversion...


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by harveyP View Post
    Another latecomer to the party? My 55-57 conversion...
    Tasty! Got a "before" photo?

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    harveyP - yes! an original finish (presumably) goldtop with minimal conversion necessary, but PAFs. Is that what this is?

    This is what I'm looking for. Whenever one of you folks has one of these to sell, well, give me a shout. Hope it's ok for me to mention that outside of the classifieds.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    1956... 6-months pregnant and still only 8.5lbs

    Last edited by harveyP; 08-10-11 at 04:08 PM.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by apossibleworld View Post
    harveyP - yes! an original finish (presumably) goldtop with minimal conversion necessary, but PAFs. Is that what this is?

    This is what I'm looking for. Whenever one of you folks has one of these to sell, well, give me a shout. Hope it's ok for me to mention that outside of the classifieds.
    Yep - original finish. This did need a neck re-set to get a full hight bridge ring and ABR-1. It had been badly routed years ago so was also filled and re-routed. I would never have had it done if it had been a stock wrap tail. Currently a pat. number and a '57 classic and it sounds just fine. I had a pair of PAFs ready to go - but it just sounds great as is. Sometimes odd combinations and the right wood just work.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    The many awesome vintage Les Paul threads going on at the moment made me grab my 54 refin and noodle around and shoot a webcam picture. Sorry for not shaving on this Saturday.


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    The many awesome vintage Les Paul threads going on at the moment made me grab my 54 refin and noodle around and shoot a webcam picture. Sorry for not shaving on this Saturday.

    Killer!




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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Way to go, Bernard!

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    late 57 Goldtop bought off original owners family...









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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    The body contours on old Goldtops look so supersexy

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Still a great thread .I do not think i posted these yet but if i did excuse me.My current 56 and old 57 Goldtops.Mike B.




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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Ok I have to join in here, my 68 and 54




    54





    My friends 57



    Then a gaggle of gold, 54, 57 & 68



    Tone sweet tone!

    1954 Goldtop
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    Old wood, their is no substitute!

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    New pic of my late 54 refin darkback (serial# unknown)

    EDIT - You can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7mnvuLtvqk


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    New pic of my late 54 refin darkback (serial# unknown)

    Superb....

    As are the other fabulous guitars in this thread, thank you all for posting.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Wow, simple and beautiful!

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Thanks! Headstock pic (the tuner tips are Uncle Lou's)


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by 585960 View Post
    late 57 Goldtop bought off original owners family...








    NICE piece. I have found many a 1957 can go tone for tone with a burst. Rub your chin like a jazz cat and bask in the goodness.
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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    EDIT - You can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7mnvuLtvqk
    I enjoyed hearing it Hoss.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    1952


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastdog View Post
    NICE piece. I have found many a 1957 can go tone for tone with a burst. Rub your chin like a jazz cat and bask in the goodness.
    absolutely...I have a 60 Burst, that I love dearly, and this GT goes just about everywhere that one does......

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    [QUOTE=hoss;2345208]New pic of my late 54 refin darkback (serial# unknown)

    Hoss. Beautiful Goldtop! What type of bridge is on this guitar? Is it the Faber Compensated?
    "Know tubes, know tone. No tubes, no tone"

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Thanks! The bridge is a Rockinger Harmony. GREAT!

    http://rockinger.com/index.php?cat=W...ee47e781e9bb6c

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Totally slagging on a GoldTop thread. Love beat up GTs.
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    .
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Incoming all gold


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Here's my '54 refin:



    Alongside my '13 R9:


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    Les Paul Forum Member hoss's Avatar
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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by John Stax View Post
    Here's my '54 refin:
    Sexy top carve

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)



    54-57 DJ conversion, I was told by a famous sponsor to never sell this guitar.

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Pair o' 57's


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    My 53 Goldtop with the JTM45 I built.


    53 LP, 74 Black Beauty, 09 50th R9 LP, 06 R6, 63 SG Special, 62 & 64 SG juniors, 60 Double Six, 1947 L7 and 1937-41 L30 archtops and a few Fenders, Voxs and Hagstroms,
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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Here's the only 59 Goldtop I ever saw.
    9-0225

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Interesting checking and patina change under the pickguard.

    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Then there's always this.





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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    My 54 GT
    Jean Christophe

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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Quote Originally Posted by blewsbreaker View Post
    Pair o' 57's

    Maaaan...that GT is clean and has shiny PUs. Thought mine was clean, early SS PU covers and some oxidation of nickel make mine look used in comparison:


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    Re: Show Us Your Goldtops ('52 - '60)

    Not my Goldtop but this one used to be Duane's:


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