1953 (late) Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop + OHSC

1953 (late) Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop + OHSC

Gibson |  53gtsn  |  1 in stock

Lovely, lightweight classic late 53 Goldtop one of the finest playing and sounding ones we have had here of late. Complete in correct Lifton case...

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1953, late 1953 classic Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop with classic ‘54 neck profile, classic vintage P-90 tone and a real nice, all original finish and a super light weight.

Our latest Goldtop is all correct bar a re-fret. This re-fret has been carried out extremely professionally and sympathetically with frets that are maybe a tiny bit larger then what it was born with back in late 1953 but the work has been perfectly executed with proper dressing and virtually no tooling marks that only goes to enhance the real cool playing experience. In fact with it’s desirable chunkyish, ‘54 neck profile and the recent fret job, it makes this guitar a real joy to hold in your hands and play.

Everything else is all correct or original including the solder, all the paint work with no touch ups or overspray anywhere. All hardware and electrics are also correct, the jack plate has been pushed in slightly but works just fine and there is a couple of cracks by the volume control on the top layer of finish. Serial number has been partially obscured for some reason that I am sure will be forever debated about but you can make out (we think) 3 8xx2. It even backlights so whatever happened must have been a long, long time ago.

Condition is very good. It is not mint as you can see, there is some wear and tear here and there, some checking all over which is very pleasant. Fingerboard is nice and smooth, there is virtually no wear on the frets of course and it has a superb, played in vibe about it - just have a look at the many pictures in the gallery and you will see what I mean.

Case is original brown, 4 latch Lifton type with the classic pink lining and I have no reason to doubt this is the case the guitar came with from new.

Sound from both those P-90 picks is creamy with enough bite to satisfy anyone, I cannot personally see how anyone would be disappointed by this guitar either in sound, or playability. it also happens to be one of the lightest ones we have had recently and I am sure will make its new owner very happy.

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Standard
Year: 1953
Finish: Original Goldtop

Modifications: Re-fret
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.66 Kg

Case: correct Lifton brown
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson No Line

Pickups: Original P-90
Hardware: correct nickel
Neck Profile: chunky C
Pots: Original Centralab 500k




We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, 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 Kingdom

Landline: 01242 697607‬

Mobile: 07842 001007

Overseas: +44 (0)1242 697607

ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom