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The pics below are from the Gibson web site and intended as a pictorial reference for what typical Goldtop Les Paul’s look like:
The OP can compare what he/she has bought to these pics...and see what he/she wants to see.
I have an extra OEM replacement foam sheet for inside pedal and wrapped around the circuit board.
It is listed on eBay (see link below).
I will send FREE as giveaway to first forum member that responds to me...no charge for shipping.
Yup...just ask and it’s yours and I can kill off the eBay...
My 4-digit 58 Junior with sharp edges has the narrow fret wire.
I received mine as a husk that had been stored away after stripped of hardware and finish (except serial number) back in the 60s. Mine has the vampire bite marks of soap bar screws in the pickup cavity.
Matching the guitar solo to what the music and song are all about...
Here's a sampling of a legacy left to us. This video captures Bugs as he was...a great musician and teacher.
...and the obligatory "Gibson" photo for forum compliance...
Here's a link to Bugs at the Armadillo World Headquarters. I especially love his tone with the ES345 and the wide-open Super Reverb at this point in his career.
Growing up in Dallas, I was so fortunate to see a lot of Bugs. So many clubs and so many occasions ...The Cellar, Mother Blues...
FYI...if you are looking for a project guitar. I have enough to keep me busy and I thought someone here might benefit.
Overall - not a bad starting point for a husk with original finish - has amateur routing to install a humbucker. Check the pricing...it's close to fair market value.
It's been a long while since Dan has posted here...I wish him well and that this message reaches him.
Here's one of his tasty videos...after about 3 minutes he starts building a nice solo for a modern classic.
Dan - Soulshine
Here's my 1968 Crown Inlay LP road warrior.
I learned about this vintage here at the LPF.
I happened to come across this one years ago...at a GC. The sales staff did everything they could to educate me that this was an imitation Gibson - too many discrepancies to current production models. I...
This one's a great example of vintage wood on a budget - serial number 6370.
This is a four digit 1958 Junior with the low neck angle. I picked this up on the 'bay as a body/neck including only the tailpiece anchors, the ground wire, nut, 5 of 6 tuner grommets and missing one fret board dot...
Here's one that I just acquired. A 1957 LP Jr VOS made in 2007.
It's in pristine condition with no fret wear or body wear.
the pickup out and replaced with a ThroBak P-90 Dog Ear MXV. After talking with Jon, I went with the 9k wind.
the control set to Rick's Dr Vintage 500K...