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1956 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
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Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1956
Model
Les Paul Goldtop
Serial #
6 7320
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1086
Condition
All original except high e adjustment screw and case. Frets show signs of wear, but playability is not compromised. Finish is worn off neck and body in places, and flaking on lower bout of top.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Solid Body
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Maple
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Tune-O-Matic
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Pearl
Frets to Body
16
Headplate
Black
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Kluson
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Pearloid Buttons
Cutaway
Single
Pickguard
Yes
Pickup
P-90
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
15.25 in
Upper Bout
9.5 in
Lower Bout
13 in
Body Depth Heel
1.875 in
Body Depth Tail
1.875 in
Scale Length
24.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
625.5 mm
Nut Width
1.72 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.7 mm
String Spacing
2 in
String Spacing (mm)
51 mm
Weight
8 lb. 8 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Gibson
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Description

An all-original Gibson Les Paul goldtop from 1956. Need we say more? One of the most iconic electric guitars of all time, and this example is a breeze to play and more fun than we could hope to describe. Our repair shop has gone over it in painstaking detail to verify that everything is in tip-top and original shape—and everything lines up except the high e saddle adjustment screw. The P-90s roar, and all the hardware and electronics work like a charm.
A goldtop this sweet is, to smudge a phrase, as good as gold. For both collectability and playability. And what more could you want?


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In the 50s Gibson made a number of these goldtop Les Pauls, and they became so iconic that the term Goldtop is now used to define that era. Many great players have slung a gold up on their neck for recordings and performances all around the world. When I grab this one, I am immediately reminded of my teenage self, dreaming of being a rock star. This one is all there, and plays like a dream, all original but for one saddle screw, so it’s also a collectible dream. I guarantee that the next owner will be motivated to grab it and play it very often. It’s definitely a dream guitar.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.625 in
NUT WIDTH 1.72 in
STRING SPACING 2 in
WOODS MAPLE,
MAHOGANY

An all-original Gibson Les Paul goldtop from 1956. Need we say more?
 

In the 50s Gibson made a number of these goldtop Les Pauls, and they became so iconic that the term Goldtop is now used to define that era. Many great players have slung a gold up on their neck for recordings and performances all around the world.
 
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