What is a Les Paul Goldtop?

What is a Les Paul Goldtop?

The first model, simply called the “Gibson Les Paul” was released in 1952, and has since been retroactively named “The Goldtop”, as the model came only in one finish, an old gold solid paint, with two P-90 pickups and nickel plated hardware. In 1954, the Gibson Les Paul Custom was added to the model line.

How much is a Les Paul Goldtop?

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What is the most expensive Les Paul?

Kirk Hammett – Metallica’s guitarist. He purchased this 1959 Les Paul from Richard Henry Guitars for $2,000,000! Not bad for a guitar with this much history. This makes it the most expensive Les Paul ever sold.

Who plays a gold top Les Paul?

Duane Allman
Duane Allman played a gorgeous 1957 Gibson Les Paul goldtop for the first 18 months of his two and a half years in the Allman Brothers Band.

What is the Holy Grail of guitars?

The Martin OM-45 Deluxe is the ‘Holy Grail of guitars,’ says Guernsey’s auction house. Only 14 were ever made.

Is Les Paul Standard worth it?

The Gibson Standard Les Paul is a capable, beautiful, and great sounding instrument that is worth every penny. The modern additions like the locking tuners, switchable pickups, and lighter body make subtle yet welcome additions to a classic design, and the guitar can hold its own with any other on the planet.

Do guitars go up in value?

Technically yes, guitars do age in value over time, but again this massively depends on how much the guitar was worth at the time of purchase and what is deemed as an increase in value for it to be a good investment.

When did the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop come out?

Product Specs Brand Gibson Model Les Paul Finish Goldtop Year 1956 Made In United States

What kind of finish does a Gibson Les Paul have?

Up until 1958, the Les Paul sported a gold finish, and guitars from this era are collectively referred to as Goldtops. Goldtop Les Pauls are extremely prized by collectors, and each year showcases the major innovations made by Gibson throughout the decade. Unique to this Year: Last full year of P-90 pickups.

When was the first Les Paul guitar made?

First marketed as the Les Paul model in 1952, the Les Paul evolved throughout the ’50s until the design was replaced by the SG in late 1960. Up until 1958, the Les Paul sported a gold finish, and guitars from this era are collectively referred to as Goldtops.