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...
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…
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed by appointment only and tried out at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn
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