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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Yeah I was sorta wondering what the OP was hoping for here. Arent the originals of these things worth squillions ? Even the reissues are big bucks are they not ? Wasnt there an allegedly original one on TM a while back for $25k or something ?

Man even if I had a spare $25k to spend on guitars im not sure I would blow that on one guitar. Reckon I could get a lot of cool sounding different guitars for that sort of coin. Different strokes I guess.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Strip it and paint it gold?

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:29 pm Strip it and paint it gold?

https://www.bidbud.co.nz/2973934659
I'd be happy with it as is!

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:29 pm Strip it and paint it gold?

https://www.bidbud.co.nz/2973934659
good spotting! but with his asking price, after a strip and refinish/paint you might as well get a new one that is an actual Goldtop with P90s

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:29 pm Strip it and paint it gold?

https://www.bidbud.co.nz/2973934659
What’s this “bid bud”? Some sort of auction aggregator or something?

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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KNNZ wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:33 pm might as well get a new one that is an actual Goldtop with P90s
Yes, you should. https://guitarsrock.co.nz/gfs40/

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:29 pm Strip it and paint it gold?

https://www.bidbud.co.nz/2973934659
40th Anni made in 1991. Les Paul launches in 1952. Gibson is good at making up history. This was their '58 reissue from 1972/73....clearly a '54.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Conway wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:07 am
KNNZ wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:33 pm might as well get a new one that is an actual Goldtop with P90s
Yes, you should. https://guitarsrock.co.nz/gfs40/

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That is lovely. What a great looking finish.



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Even Gibson is confused by their reissue naming conventions.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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vinylguy wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:55 pm Yeah I was sorta wondering what the OP was hoping for here. Arent the originals of these things worth squillions ? Even the reissues are big bucks are they not ? Wasnt there an allegedly original one on TM a while back for $25k or something ?

Man even if I had a spare $25k to spend on guitars im not sure I would blow that on one guitar. Reckon I could get a lot of cool sounding different guitars for that sort of coin. Different strokes I guess.
I assume the intent is to strip out the custom shop reissues and VOS guitars and just cover cheaper "50s Standards" and the like, which you can buy new from RS now, if you wanted.

Gibson have been trading on the supposed magic they created for a few years during the back end of the 50's for as long as I can remember. The RIs and VOS guitars are just part of their usual product range.

And Mule is right, I'm certainly not an expert, but I've read many complaints about how R7/8/9s are not faithful to the original specs (seems to vary by how much).
I have the memory of a... um... what are those things called again?

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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GrantB wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:07 pm
Jay wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:29 pm Strip it and paint it gold?

https://www.bidbud.co.nz/2973934659
40th Anni made in 1991. Les Paul launches in 1952. Gibson is good at making up history. This was their '58 reissue from 1972/73....clearly a '54.

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When a stamp or coin have a misprint, ie error, they get recalled pretty quickly. A few may 'escape' in the public domain and become very valuable...

So this guitar should be worth wayyyy more then...

Not?
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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Jay wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:17 pm

So this guitar should be worth wayyyy more then...

Not?
Not! Cool gat though. Price seems high but I am not up to speed with second hand modern Gibson pricing. Everything seems expensive to me.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:11 pm(If you had told me in 2019 that Conway would soon be selling Gibsons...)
I know, right. Me too! :lol:

But all sorts of strange and unpredictable things happened in 2020.



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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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GrantB wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:38 pm
Jay wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:17 pm

So this guitar should be worth wayyyy more then...

Not?
Not! Cool gat though. Price seems high but I am not up to speed with second hand modern Gibson pricing. Everything seems expensive to me.

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Re: Wanted: Used Gibson LP Goldtop

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Conway wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:07 am
KNNZ wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:33 pm might as well get a new one that is an actual Goldtop with P90s
Yes, you should. https://guitarsrock.co.nz/gfs40/

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