Ltd.Edt 50th Anniv. All Gold...Gold Top

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  1. Joe324

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    It's Insane, and I don't know what to think about it! It looks quite nice, and the resale can't be too bad, but I still can't decide if I like it or not...

    And it's all yours for...
    $5,999.00


    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/...ldtop?sku=514376&CJAID=10381297&CJPID=2492157
    "This Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Goldtop is Custom Shop crafted to be accurate to '57 specifications. The '57 was the first Les Paul to feature humbucking pickups. The Custom 50th Anniversary comes equipped with a 490R in the neck position for a traditional tone, and a 498T Alnico 5 in the bridge position with enhanced mids and highs to let it rock out. The '57 Custom also featured a carved maple top, mahogany back, and one-piece mahogany neck with rounded '50's neck profile, multi-ply black and white binding on top, gold hardware, pearl block fingerboard inlays, and an original ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge. The Anniversary Goldtop edition has additional upscale appointments such as the antique gold finish is on the top, back and neck, an engraved gold-plated 50th Anniversary headstock veneer, a gold-plated truss rod cover,and a 50th Anniversary Certificate of Authenticity. Gibson Custom Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standard Goldtop Electric Guitar Features:

    • Top: carved maple
    • Back: mahogany
    • Binding: multi-ply black/white on top
    • Neck: mahogany w/long neck tenon
    • Neck profile: early 50s rounded
    • Headstock overlay: engraved gold-plated 50th anniversary
    • Peghead pitch: 17 degrees
    • Neck joint location: 16th fret
    • Fingerboard: ebony
    • Scale length: 24-3/4"
    • No. of frets: 22
    • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
    • Inlays: pearl block on neck
    • Hardware: gold
    • Fingerboard inlay: antique
    • Tailpiece: lightweight aluminum stopbar
    • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
    • Knobs: gold top hat
    • Tuners: gold Grover
    • Neck pickup: 490R
    • Bridge pickup: 498T
    • Controls: two volume, two tone
    • Switch: 3-way toggle
    • Finish: Lacquer Antique gold"
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  2. blues junkie

    blues junkie Supporting Member

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    6K for THAT????????!!!!!!!!!!!:rotflmao

    I hope Gibson kisses you after they :crazyguy

    But as my pappy once said "there's a sucker born everyday"
     
  3. Peppy

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    I'd prefer Burstbuckers or '57s instead of the pickups they're putting in that and the headstock is too pimped-out. But...different tones for different bones.
     
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  5. Troubleman

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    Me too - gimme a Burstbucker 2 & 3 set
    And $6K is pretty steep...
    Gold hardware, a complete finish dunk, gold-plated headstock overlay, and associated certificates of authenticity are pricey. I guess there's there exclusivity-club thing too...
    Still, she IS purty, and exclusive - you'll be the only guy you run into who has one.


    jb
     
  6. GASattack

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    I agree ... I think its a beautiful guitar ... but, all that extra dough to spray a color on the back and neck in place of clear ...
    and a pimp-bling headstock overlay ... and a piece of paper SAYING how you didnt get :crazyguy....

    6k sounds too steep ... but I like to look at it ... :D
     

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