1955 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop + OHSC

1955 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop + OHSC

Gibson |  1956LPSTGTHSR

An exceptional guitar that is keenly priced due to one issue. If you are looking for one of these but can't quite meet the 35k the last one we sold went for then check this baby out...

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Here is a very cool piece. An original, very late, six digit serial number, 1956 spec, 1955 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop at a bargain price, with the classic tunomatic, stop tail and P-90 setup with all correct parts and in very fine condition and original finish - why is it so cheap?

You’ve probably guessed by now, yes it has had a very well repaired headstock crack. According to the person we bought this from the damage was done in 1964 however when we received it, it was a poorly repaired crack, almost like an open wound so we sent it to our genius tech who did the repair properly and made it much smoother than it was. You can still see it of course, he did not try to disguise it, but at least now you cannot feel it!

Aside from that minor incumbrance this is a really nice guitar in very fine condition. There is a bit of checking on the top as you would expect but none of the usual greening of the finish or any arm wear on the top. The all original gold finish is still bright and vibrant as is the rest of the guitar, the plastics and even the nickel hardware is in most excellent condition as you can see.

Guitar plays and sounds exceptionally nice with two powerful, all original P-90 pickups and original frets that have good life left in them. It has a good low action and is a really nice player with a nice weight too.

Case is a very cool thing too being the early ‘Cal Girl’ waisted Les Paul case with the deep pink lining. This also is worth a far few bob…

We do not usually buy many guitars with headstock issues and we would not have bought his one unless it was an exceptional example in every other respect - which it really is. Last ‘56 Goldtop we sold went for £35,000 so save yourself enough to by a half decent car or an extremely nice holiday and get something that plays and sounds as good as the best of them…

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Standard Goldtop
Year: 1955
Finish: Original Gold

Modifications: None
Repairs: Headstock crack repaired
Weight: 4.15 Kg

Case: Correct Brown pink hardshell
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson single line

Pickups: 2 x original P-90
Hardware: Correct Nicel
Neck Profile: Chunky C
Pots: Correct Centrelab 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

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