I want a P90 Les Paul Goldtop.... what are my options?

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  1. somedude

    somedude Member

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    I want a P90 Goldtop. I actually already have a Deluxe GT, but it was converted to hums years ago. Now I want one with P90s.

    Are there any options other than the R6 VOS?

    How much does a R6 VOS typically go for? And how hard are they to order in?
     
  2. karmadave

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    You can always pickup another LP Deluxe and swap the mini-hums for P90s. Several humbucker-size P90's are on the market too, so you could install these into your existing guitar.

    A used R6 goes anywhere from $2,000 - $2,500 USD. These are great guitars, especially if you don't mind a thicker neck.

    -KD
     
  3. Lawn Jockey

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    Gibson (M/F) has discontinued the Deluxe....again. Buy a used Deluxe and drop in the P90's of your choice.
     
  4. FFTT

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    Well since you're looking at $3000.00 for a Gibby Gold Top re-issue with P-90's
    I thought I'd mention a few other options.
    Not sure if the RI is a 54,59 or 60's neck.

    Really impressed with the Collings 290 and since they are custom builds,
    I guess you can order as you like it.

    Grosh makes a beautiful set necks in solid or semi-hollowbody with P-90's
    http://www.groshguitars.com/setpix.htm

    For bolt on, the Anderson Cobra with 2 or 3 P-90's is very nice.

    Fat Sounds has the Collings 290's running around $2000.00+/_ depending
    on options.
    http://www.fatsoundguitars.com/store/

    Beautiful workmanship, but you'll have to ask about body and neck binding work. He sure does a beautiful job on his LP's
    The Collings and Grosh also weigh less from around 7.4 lbs to 8.00 lbs

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    Grosh set-neck gold top shown with HB's but he does P-90's

    Look at the binding work!
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    That's just what I was gonna say...
     
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    Musician's Friend still has the deluxe GT in stock. 1699, I believe. As of last Friday they had them, I had a 20% off coupon and have one coming. Throw in a set of SD Antiquities or Lollar p90s and your'e in for a good bit less than 2k. If you watch carefully and act fast, r4 and r6s come up on ebay occasionally around the 2k mark.
     
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    I wish Gibson USA would re-introduce the Deluxe with P-90s or, better yet, bring back the GEM Studio series.
     
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    this is a GREAT goldtop. I repeat- on par with any R6 I have played. Feels like a Gibson. fat 59 carve neck, not that early 90s thin neck...exceptional build quality...tone pros hardware...and its a USA Custom Studio HAMER w/ P90s-

    I passed on an SG Classic, an R6 and a few other beasties for this baby...


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  11. FFTT

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    Schweet!

    You really don't have to go off the deep end either to get that P-90
    tone. The original PRS Single Cut Soapbar and even the newer MIK
    Soapbar SE are not bad at all.
     
  12. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    Wolfe Guitars has LP style Heritage Goldtops (H150) with Lollar P90's.
     
  13. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd give the Epiphone LP with P90s a whirl. QC is wildly inconsistent, but I almost picked one up that was just about perfect in terms of fit and finish, highly playable. I wasn't in love with the Epi pups, but those were easily swapped. At $500, it was a heck of deal. Still semi-regret it, but at the time, I was a US snob (hell, I still am).
     
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    Hamer makes great guitars. I've really enjoyed the ones I've played. If you want a Gibson, I'd get either a used R4 or R6. If you look around, you can pick one up for about $2,000 - and probably in mint condition.
     
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    I just took delivery last week on a '54 Goldtop which is the best one they make as it does not have the adjustamatic bridge. Call Eric at Willcutts for the best price.........it's the ONLY Goldtop they make that does not have the adjustamatic bridge.
     
  17. somedude

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    I'd rather have the stoptail/TOM.

    What was the cost if you don't mind me asking?
     

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