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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    im sitting here playing my real 54 ive had since 1984..on this one that is subject of this thread..-logo too high on headstock-treble bridge stud too far from pickup i think,a historic that got reliced...i do not hold myself forth as being an expert..
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    Your favourite speaker for 5F1 and Les Paul

    weber signature ceramic 8s--efficient and just enough brightness... I can even gig with it! also easy on the wallet..8a125 is fabulous too..
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    Gibson Custom Shop RI 63 SG Jr.

    the Original series JR looks nice but the neck is too slim for me..Big Al-I used to go see Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding in late 70,s thru mid 80s at the Lone Star cafe-Spedding never overplayed-a quick,witty jab and he was out. stealin chickens!!Howie Wyeth on drums-and Rob Stoner or Jon...
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    Gibson Custom Shop RI 63 SG Jr.

    I used to see them at We Buy in the 70;s for $125. my polaris White "63 i bought in 1997 for $900 I agree-just a few years ago i could get CS juniors and speciasl for $1500 all day!!!now USED on line for only $200 less than new. I still drool over guitars but this is a time for me to keep my...
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    Gibson Custom Shop RI 63 SG Jr.

    Thank you!! Its actually the most interesting CS guitar to me,SG JR's really have a great sound. iff I find $3000 on the floor in the subway, I will buy one!
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    Gibson Custom Shop RI 63 SG Jr.

    gassin for one but no$$$$ also afraid neck would be too small-i have a plaris white 63 (real one) huge neck... 9
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    Claptons Lost Burst.

    the following is just a joke-hope it makes someone chuckle--Beano got converted to a 52 trapeze tail and refinned gold..
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    My 52 (convert or to convert 2)

    Pigtails wraps are great amd Mojoaxe is great--quality stuff.
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    My 52 (convert or to convert 2)

    Thanks- seneca-you are a gentleman. I have a '54 wrap-57 special and a 55 special (restored from a trashed one that had a neck shave and refin..) I think a wrap is good idea--where I would draw the line is Humbuckers-and sunburst..my opinion is that these p90 goldtops are their own...
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    My 52 (convert or to convert 2)

    only my opinion but keep the wrap,wraptails rule!!! mc carty got it right the 2nd time...
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    My 52 (convert or to convert 2)

    I apologize -its your guitar and you are perfectly in your right to do whatever you want.and its none of my buisiness -..I have a thing for old goldtops -p90s and wraps--and i have seen so many turned into "bursts" They didnt make many goldtops -52-54 and how many are left? To me a burst is a...
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    My 52 (convert or to convert 2)

    leave it be. too many goldtops getting butchered--
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    Replacement NAMM '67 Flying V has arrived... not good news

    I need to remember this story next time I have G.A.S.---
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