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    Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Ummm...

    I am far from being a goldtop expert and I known the seller's integrity has been discussed on here many times before, but does this listing ooze of being a collection of original hangtags packaged with a reissue guitar and reissue case?

    None of my original vintage '50's cases have inner lining that thick.

    Thoughts...? Am I being completely unfair?

    http://reverb.com/item/7927372-gibso...ds-finest-1956
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Case looks correct to me.
    And, I've never seen a 4 latch case reissued.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Theres always a cleaner one !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Looks like TM's at the top of his game lately.
    Last edited by asapmaz; 12-21-17 at 05:05 PM.

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    What is that mark between the "6" and the "4" in the serial?
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Looks like a "1"?

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersnappy View Post
    What is that mark between the "6" and the "4" in the serial?
    Quote Originally Posted by JIMI55LP View Post
    Looks like a "1"?
    Definitely a 1 and pretty normal.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Does it not look to clean ? Like maybe a refinish ?

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    Does it not look to clean ? Like maybe a refinish ?
    There some extremely clean guitars out there from this era. So, maybe, maybe not.

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    Does it not look to clean ?
    Yes, it does not look too clean.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    That one needs the Murphy treatment. Take a bottle cap to that top. Nobody wants one that clean anymore. NOT!

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Looks way too clean. Plus the case looks like cleaner than the vintage relic reissue that gibson is now selling. See below

    https://reverb.com/item/7594728-gibs...ric-brown-pink

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    wow that's a gorgeous guitar

    drool

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Quote Originally Posted by jwalker99 View Post
    Plus the case looks like cleaner than the vintage relic reissue that gibson is now selling. See below

    https://reverb.com/item/7594728-gibs...ric-brown-pink
    I've got vintage cases cleaner than that, and I've had several others.
    Besides, as I stated earlier, it isn't built like the reissues.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    You can't judge authenticity by how "clean" something looks. There are antiques from the late 1800's that looks almost as new. Just a couple of weeks ago I played a 1957 strat that looked almost brand new and 100% legit.

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    But can these people be trusted is the issue

    they have another Goldtop which I really like but would never put down money on something sold by these guys purely due to the reputation they have On This Forum - and I take what the majority of this boards opinion as gospel

    such a shame as these are hard to come by in the UK at a decent price

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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Quote Originally Posted by Patek View Post
    But can these people be trusted is the issue

    they have another Goldtop which I really like but would never put down money on something sold by these guys purely due to the reputation they have On This Forum - and I take what the majority of this boards opinion as gospel

    such a shame as these are hard to come by in the UK at a decent price
    It's a crap-shoot with these guys.........there's no question that they do deal in authentic and high quality guitars. Sadly, there's also no question that they also knowingly deal in fake and low quality guitars.

    Who knows with this one, but any interested party should tread very, very carefully.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    Sadly, there's also no question that they also knowingly deal in fake and low quality guitars.
    Hmm.. So even if this Goldtop is real, shouldn't one avoid the store just so there are consequences for them (if it's known they deal with fakes)?

    Note: I know nothing of the dealer or what they may or may not have done, just thinking out loud.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    Well, that's best left to the individual. Personally, I won't deal with Music Ground or its various trading names. The principal was convicted, from memory, of handling stolen goods in relation to the large Italian guitar theft. They're still before the Italian courts on that matter.

    The same shit goes on everywhere, but rarely as brazen.
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    Re: Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop THE WORLDS FINEST 1956

    I would avoid it just because of that. If you went to sell it later and somebody knew you bought it from them it would immediately be suspect. They diluted their OWN brand.


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