1952 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop + OHSC

1952 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop + OHSC

Gibson |  1952gt3

Seems we cannot get enough Goldtops at the moment! This latest arrival from the first year is all correct apart from a jack washer and one screw. It has a very low action and is probably one of the4 best 52 trap tail players we have had here...

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Here is a first year 1952 Gibson Les Paul Standard with trapeze tailpiece that does actually play real well..! Original frets, original case and all correct hardware except one screw and an additional jack socket washer.

Very nice, excellent condition, clean 1952 Gibson Les Paul Standard with no real issues in a very nice, all original, gold finish with just a few dings and clearcoat dongs here and there. The biggest of these is just on the top, under one of the trapeze tailpiece arms. No breaks or repairs, no finish touch ups or overspray and all correct hardware except what is noted above. Correct 1952 jack socket plate does have a few small cracks near the screw holes as is often the case but seems very stable.

Very little play wear which is a shame as this 52 Goldtop is probably one of the nicest first year GT players we have had for some time. All original frets have a lot of life left to give and all original P-90’s are nicely balanced which is something you do not always get on these 50’s P-90 Goldtops.

All correct brown / pink case is in great shape and all latches fully functioning. It is interesting to observe the evolution of these first year Goldtops… Like the last one we had a couple of weeks ago, this one does not have a serial number but it does have the not quite so tall knobs which must make it slightly later ‘52 but not by much.

Do not let this trap tail put you off. This example stays in tune, plays real fast and once you get used to it, you will find yourself zipping up and down the fingerboard in no time…

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Standard
Year: 1952
Finish: Original Goldtop

Modifications: One extra jack socket washer
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.6 Kg

Case: Correct Brown Pink
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct No Line Kluson

Pickups: Correct P-90
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium/Chunky round C
Pots: Correct Centrlab 500k




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ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn

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