That is a really good looking gold color! Like it. Got a pic without the strap?My Eastman SB56. Like many others in this thread I hated gold tops then one day it just clicked that they were awesome and decided that my next LP would be a gold top. Now they get my attention more than any other finish. I shopped for a lot of a Gibsons until I ran across the Eastman and it was so beautifully built and played so easy and sounded amazing with the Lollars. Their gold is more matte/satin with a vintage nitro finish and the color isn’t as deep as other Gibson and other makers’, but it looks fine on this one.
Nope, just not very pleasing to me. Don't be sorry for me. I rather like my opinion and have been living with it just fine for over 65 years.
Mike, I have a gold bar I keep. I held it up to the screen and it looks so authentic, GREAT COLOR. Never seen a better interpretation of Gold. THAT is the way it should be!
I thought it was more directed at the "replica" part... (i.e. FAKE!!!). Regardless....he's entitled to his opinion.
Pretty amazing what can be under a Gold Top. I just purchased this 1998 R7 Gold Top converted to a “59” by RS Guitar Works. Strange what they will paint over.Well, what ever you do, don't let jumping@shadows touch your guitar... He did this to the last goldtop:
...and they turn out looking something like this!?
Yep, a few ago when I got my R7, but unlike yourself, I've always thought they looked great, especially the vintage ones. What drove me to getting my R7 was the ability to get a guitar with the changes they made in 2014 (hide glue, more accurate neck shape/profile, goldtop color change, truss rod without the plastic sheath, etc), for less money than a flametop. Soon as I got my goldtop I knew I had made a good decision. Then recently I picked up the P90 version, and man, is it a beast of a guitar...Anyone else have this change in goldtop perception?