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    Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?








    A rare bird not seen for years, that I know of.
    Anybody know where this one is?
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Tom, so for all intents and purposes... this is a burst just painted gold?
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubes 'n Wood View Post
    Tom, so for all intents and purposes... this is a burst just painted gold?
    Huh? Its not a Burst if painted gold.
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    A custom order in '59............

    A very dark darkback for sure

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    mistersnappy... burst for all intents and purposes, as in... burst correct specs throughout guitar, but it was painted gold instead of sunburst finish? Like the rare custom ordered black burst (or whatever you want to call it) that the customer wanted a standard, but sprayed black (think Joe B owns it now?).
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubes 'n Wood View Post
    Tom, so for all intents and purposes... this is a burst just painted gold?
    Presumably, but who knows. I can't see a center seam in the photo.
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Probably has a nice burst finish by now.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    Probably has a nice burst finish by now.
    I sure hope not!
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    I sure hope not!
    Oh my word this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen!

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    Probably has a nice burst finish by now.
    Haha yup, that's exactly what I was thinking as well...
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by thin sissy View Post
    Haha yup, that's exactly what I was thinking as well...
    Agreed, If people are willing to remodel a 50's Les Paul Custom into a "50s" Les Paul Standard anything is possible...
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    I've heard from a few folks that aren't wanting to be named.
    The guitar is still a Goldtop, and has a center seam. I also hear it is under 8 lbs.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    I've heard from a few folks that aren't wanting to be named.
    The guitar is still a Goldtop, and has a center seam. I also hear it is under 8 lbs.

    Any more current/ better quality pics?
    That would be awesome!

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    Any more current/ better quality pics?
    That would be awesome!
    Also my question/hope/request....
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    Any more current/ better quality pics?
    That would be awesome!
    sure would ..please send Tom some pix to throw us all a bone

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubes 'n Wood View Post
    mistersnappy... burst for all intents and purposes, as in... burst correct specs throughout guitar, but it was painted gold instead of sunburst finish? Like the rare custom ordered black burst (or whatever you want to call it) that the customer wanted a standard, but sprayed black (think Joe B owns it now?).
    Yeah, sorry for being so snarky. There is that Cherry Red one, as well, that is strictly not a "Burst".
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubes 'n Wood View Post
    Like the rare custom ordered black burst (or whatever you want to call it) that the customer wanted a standard, but sprayed black (think Joe B owns it now?).
    Quote Originally Posted by mistersnappy View Post
    Yeah, sorry for being so snarky. There is that Cherry Red one, as well, that is strictly not a "Burst".
    And don't forget the black Standards they made that were not custom ordered.
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    And don't forget the black Standards they made that were not custom ordered.
    Are there any other ‘59 goldtops known or rumoured to be out there? Or even any ‘60 gt’s? Did that ever happen?

    Am still amazed to see the one in your photos Tom.

    It has considerably increased the cost of my ultimate guitar collection fantasy and accordingly decreased the likelihood of it ever happening

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by ak_ View Post
    Are there any other ‘59 goldtops known or rumoured to be out there? Or even any ‘60 gt’s? Did that ever happen?
    This is the only Goldtop after 58 that I have ever heard of.
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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    This is the only Goldtop after 58 that I have ever heard of.
    For what ever it may be worth, long ago in the mid 1990s, Stan Jay (Mandolin Bros.) told me there was a 1960 Gold Top. But after 25 years I may be confusing this with the known 1959 Gold Top.

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    Re: Whatever happened to the 59 Goldtop?

    Quote Originally Posted by brandtkronholm View Post
    For what ever it may be worth, long ago in the mid 1990s, Stan Jay (Mandolin Bros.) told me there was a 1960 Gold Top. But after 25 years I may be confusing this with the known 1959 Gold Top.
    Thanks gents

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