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All Gold 50s Les Pauls.

Overdriven66

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Decades ago I remember going to a friend of a friends house and he had what was a '50's LP Standard with P 90s sitting in a corner and it was ALL GOLD! He said it was his dad's . Pretty sure it was all original . Heavily checked and kinda rough if I remember right. And definately from the 50's! How rare are all gold Les Pauls from that era? Or for that fact, ANY era? Hate to see that pretty mahogany painted over, but what a cool guitar!!
 
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DutchRay

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1955. Carters Vintage is selling a 1955 Les Paul for a mere $75,000. The reissue is more in my “Fixed Income” price range…..
75K?? Too bad my '55 isn't for sale :)
The reissue is obviously better suited for all our wallets.
I remember Gibson made a couple of R5's in the 2010-era, from what I recall both stoptail and abr and some routed for humbucker and finished in sunburst. I think it was called the Refin series??
 

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75K?? Too bad my '55 isn't for sale :)
The reissue is obviously better suited for all our wallets.
I remember Gibson made a couple of R5's in the 2010-era, from what I recall both stoptail and abr and some routed for humbucker and finished in sunburst. I think it was called the Refin series??
The Music Zoo has one in stock now. I was eyeballing a goldtop similar to the all gold. I believe it was a 2010 also. Rumble Seat Music had it used.
You see a ton of reissues for every other year, 1955 must not have been as popular to reissue as other years in the fifties.

 

DutchRay

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You see a ton of reissues for every other year, 1955 must not have been as popular to reissue as other years in the fifties.
Nothing really special happened to the LP Standard in '55. The abr was introduced on the LP Custom in '54 and only a few '55 LP Standards were produce with abr, most were just like the '54 (mine has a factory abr). So from reissue perspective, an R5 could be either an R4 or R6.
 

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Old thread, but last night I pulled the trigger on a 2010 Custom Shop R5 Refin Hot-Mod 1955 Les Paul Wraptail. The All Gold reissues that Zzounds & AMS were selling pre-orders for never happened. There was a price drop on this one so I made an offer on it, waiting on shipping………

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bursty

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Old thread, but last night I pulled the trigger on a 2010 Custom Shop R5 Refin Hot-Mod 1955 Les Paul Wraptail. The All Gold reissues that Zzounds & AMS were selling pre-orders for never happened. There was a price drop on this one so I made an offer on it, waiting on shipping………

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that maple top looks good enuff to eat! Yummy .......
 

Grog

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It should show up Wednesday. I hope that the extreme heat it will encounter in a UPS truck traveling north from Texas won’t damage ….
 

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An All Gold R5 showed up recently on Reverb. I don't know if they ever ended up in stores........

 

shadowbox

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Decades ago I remember going to a friend of a friends house and he had what was a '50's LP Standard with P 90s sitting in a corner and it was ALL GOLD! He said it was his dad's . Pretty sure it was all original . Heavily checked and kinda rough if I remember right. And definately from the 50's! How rare are all gold Les Pauls from that era? Or for that fact, ANY era? Hate to see that pretty mahogany painted over, but what a cool guitar!!
I have a 2000 all-gold R6LP_R6_1.jpgLP_R6_2.jpgLP_R6_3.jpg
 

gary buff

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Nothing really special happened to the LP Standard in '55. The abr was introduced on the LP Custom in '54 and only a few '55 LP Standards were produce with abr, most were just like the '54 (mine has a factory abr). So from reissue perspective, an R5 could be either an R4 or R6.
The one I owned years ago had one too. I replaced the P90s with real PAFs, sounded great. Wasn't such a big deal to do stuff like that back then, unlike today.
 
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A long time ago ( not long after Dave P. started this place) there was a dude who decided he was gonna make his goldtop really gold!

I'm not kidding man.

Everything was gold. All the hardware,everything. It was crazy trippy looking. --- He was a good dude too. Turbozag was his LPF handle.

Sourcing that was way more difficult then. ?
 
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