Beautiful, full 1968 spec, early 1969 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop. Ever fancied a '56 but couldn't quite stretch to the 35 odd K needed? This is just as good and is a guitar appreciating in value right now...
Beautiful, very early 1969 with full 1968 spec, Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop. A totally brilliant guitar which compared to the virtually identical, 1956 Goldtops, it is an absolute bargain…
Yes, the only difference between this guitar and a £35k 1956 Goldtop is 15 degree headstock angle, chrome parts, larger binding in the cutaway and nylon saddles. Some say these sound better too but that is pretty open for debate…
This is a 1968 spec in every way including chunky 68 neck (same as a 56), small headstock, long neck tenon, one piece neck and one piece body with a nice deep dish. It even has 1968 pots and was undoubtably made in 1968, leaving the Kalamazoo factory gates in early ‘69. It even has the 1968 correct fitted case with the orange lining and black covering.
What’s more, it is in amazing condition. There is one ding on the front just under the bridge plus a few smaller dings here and there including some minor clearcoat worming on the back but aside from that it is a real nice example - have a look at the photos in the gallery tab.
All original or correct except there is a feint trace of other tuners being fitted at some stage due to the impression of a slightly larger washer on the headstock however there is no other visible trace and no ugly holes on the back.
All original frets with nibs present and very little fret wear make this a great player too and those two vintage P-90’s sound killer, as you would expect.
An guitar which is ever increasing in value and desirability as more and more folk realise how close this is to the same guitar, made just 12 years earlier that costs another 22k…
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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