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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:41 am
hamo wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:27 pm
Cdog wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 pm I have a question. When I search 1957 goldtop, all I get is recently built or brand new guitars with disingenuine names like vos or 'true historic'. Obviously they're neither historic nor true. Whats the secret lingo for an actual real old guitar??
"Smelly"
More seriously - search for "expensive gibson goldtop"
Or 'blues lawyer.'

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:40 am Whoooar! What year is this?
1974. The question is, what's it worth?
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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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kdawg2a wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:37 am
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:40 am Whoooar! What year is this?
1974. The question is, what's it worth?
I'll give you tree fiddy!
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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:45 am
kdawg2a wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:37 am
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:40 am Whoooar! What year is this?
1974. The question is, what's it worth?
I'll give you tree fiddy!
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1958 Fender twin, 1965 Vox AC30, 1966 Marshall JTM 45, 1977 Dumble OD Special.
Big black garbage bag full of original Klon Centaurs and TS808s.

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Don't you go giving no loch ness monster no goddamn tree fiddy!!
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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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kdawg2a wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:37 am
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:40 am Whoooar! What year is this?
1974. The question is, what's it worth?
Well, you know, the seventies ones aren't as valuable, sooooo... 😜 😂

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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hamo wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:27 pm
Cdog wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 pm I have a question. When I search 1957 goldtop, all I get is recently built or brand new guitars with disingenuine names like vos or 'true historic'. Obviously they're neither historic nor true. Whats the secret lingo for an actual real old guitar??
"Smelly"
Go to Reverb, search 'goldtop', set shipping from anywhere to anywhere, sort by price.

Or just follow this link. https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=go ... ice%7Cdesc

Funnily enough, nobody admits to the guitars being smelly.
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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:34 pm
kdawg2a wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:37 am
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:40 am Whoooar! What year is this?
1974. The question is, what's it worth?
Well, you know, the seventies ones aren't as valuable, sooooo... 😜 😂
They have a bit of a crap reputation but this one really is a lovely guitar. Due to this one and my Epi Sheraton, i've become a big fan of the mini-humbuckers.
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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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kdawg2a wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:04 pm
mr_sooty wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:34 pm
kdawg2a wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:37 am

1974. The question is, what's it worth?
Well, you know, the seventies ones aren't as valuable, sooooo... 😜 😂
They have a bit of a crap reputation but this one really is a lovely guitar. Due to this one and my Epi Sheraton, i've become a big fan of the mini-humbuckers.
Yeah but it's a bit scratched.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Seriously always wanted a Gold Top Deluxe. Likely way out of my financial reach for now.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Argh. Enough. Seriously. Stop it now......

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:28 am
robthemac wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:02 pm Not enough checking.
This 1956 got enough?

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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werdna wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:14 am At a Def Leppard concert, Vivian Campbell played a song on a '56 gold top. Unfortunately it sounded inferior to his humbucker equipped Les Pauls. Not sweet at all. Cut like a chain saw through the mix. You couldn't hear the other guitar. I wanted the song to finish so that he would put it away. That's a reason why so few gigging musicians play guitars with P90s.
I'm surprised you could hear anything over Collen's shirtless torso.....

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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robthemac wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:40 pm
hamo wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:27 pm
Cdog wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 pm I have a question. When I search 1957 goldtop, all I get is recently built or brand new guitars with disingenuine names like vos or 'true historic'. Obviously they're neither historic nor true. Whats the secret lingo for an actual real old guitar??
"Smelly"
Go to Reverb, search 'goldtop', set shipping from anywhere to anywhere, sort by price.

Or just follow this link. https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=go ... ice%7Cdesc

Funnily enough, nobody admits to the guitars being smelly.
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Yeah so I guess my point is that it's kinda bs.

Using previous years to name a new guitar? To my mind it makes a farce of the new models. e.g. I've got a 2006 1957 goldtop.... uhhh bro, which is it... 2006 or 1957? :think: And while I'm sure there is a keyword out there to discern the actual 1957 guitars, it's certainly not 'historic', 'true', 'vintage' or '1957'. :lol:

Perhaps it's an intentional muddying of the waters by Gibson? Not a Gib-hater, but always thought this was so wierd. Herewith my disclaimer: I am a layperson with no experience selling guitars of 'aspirational' pricing. :lol:

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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I see people use the R7, R8 etc. name for customshop reissues. I don't know if Gibson ever officially called them that, I think they call it a "historic reissue".

So if I said I had a 2000 R7 I think a majority of 'guitar people' would know I mean a historic reissue of a 1957 Les Paul that was produced in the year 2000? Maybe?

*edit* I guess that wouldn't actually help you to search out an authentic Les Paul that was actually produced in 1957. I'd just search by highest price first :rofl:

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