Bonnamassa Goldtop

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  1. peachead1071

    peachead1071 Member

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    From the Gibson CS Party.

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    Oooh. Black parts.

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    Ahh. Low headstock logo placement.
     
  2. RJM/rydog2223

    RJM/rydog2223 Member

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    Very nice! I love his playing.
     
  3. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    2 tophats and 2 reflector knobs ala Peter Green. Wonder if the neck pickup has the flipped magnet?
     
  4. Ironman

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    No doubt a killer LP, I love Joe's stuff! Personally, I like the Goldtops with creme plastic though, not digging the black.
     
  5. twinrider1

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    Did you notice if the top had more dish to it? I'd heard he spec'd out more topcarve.
     
  6. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    I like the black parts.
    Reminds me of Snowy White's Goldtop
     
  7. OldSchool

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    Nah. I'm sure its cool but no way different enough to warrant what its gonna co$t to buy. Joe is the best player of the new Generation out there today. He was magical as a boy and as a Man he is just terrifying!!Love the guy to death. [​IMG]
     
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    +1! Just get a "Snowy" truss rod cover and tell your friends you have two Les Pauls. :)
     
  9. XKnight

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    I heard this may be hitting Guitar Center next month. It's based on an R7. Anyone know what's different on it compared to a regular R7 besides the black plastic? Looks like Grover tuners on the one pictured. Also, anyone know the pricing?
     
  10. BryanMatthews

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    I dont like the Black parts neither.
    Ive always equated Bonamassa with sunburst lesters.

    Bryan
     
  11. jazzandmetal?

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    I like the guitar, but agree with you that he always has a burst in his hands.
     
  12. XKnight

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    Here's some pics of the prototype that I found. Apparently, the sig model will have nylon saddles, grover tuners, two different style knobs, black back and the black plastic parts. Neck carve will supposedly be like an R7.

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  13. BettyFjord

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    I remember reading about black-plastic goldtops (didn't they call them duracell goldtops?). I did some digging and found this:

    The all-powerful Vintage Guitar Info pages for the 1957 Goldtop!

    "The first month of humbucker Les Paul goldtop production used black plastic parts (pickguard, pickup rings, switch surround), with black parts being in the serial number range "7 13xx" to "7 32xx". All black plastic 1957 Les Paul Goldtops should have a dark back (if it doesn't, chances are someone stole the cream parts and replaced them with black parts). The black pickguard is basically a 5 layer b/w/b/w/b Les Paul Custom pickguard (but cut for two humbucking pickups). Within a month or two, PAF goldtops changed to cream plastic parts (cream part PAF goldtops not seen before serial number "7 3000"). Generally speaking black plastic part 1957 Les Paul goldtops are worth less than cream part 1957 goldtops though."
     
  14. Guitarzandstuff

    Guitarzandstuff Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice... a reissue of a conversion!!

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  15. peachead1071

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    What do you mean Guitarzandstuff? I have seen and played several all original blackparts PAF goldtops.

    As far as this proto on the wall at Gibson, it did have nylon saddles, but only on the unwound strings. And the back was BLACK, not darkback-color (which is a chocolate colored transparent stain). Black.
     
  16. Luke Gibson

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    IMO, all '52-57 Historic Reissues should have this!
     
  17. rockinlespaul

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    Nylon saddles? Bad move imho....
     
  18. wingwalker

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    YEAH!!

    I was kind of diggin on it until the nylon saddles!
     
  19. Luke Gibson

    Luke Gibson Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I don't care too much for the nylon saddles either, I'd swap out the mis-matched knobs. But a cool guitar none the less.
     
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    Hmmm - the guitar body looks different somehow in shape. Don't know why?
     

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