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Gibson Les Paul Model Goldtop 1952 (Consignment) SOLD

December 14, 2010
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Serial Number:… none;  circa early 1952
Description:… Yes,  this is where is all started for the Gibson solidbody guitars … the very first year,  the
very first version … of the venerable Les Paul Model!!! Here is a well played but original example direct
from the original owner,  complete with the original trapeze tailpiece/bridge,  P-90 pickups (EXCELLENT
sounding examples!!!),  5/8″ numbered barrel knobs,  no-line Kluson tuners and original Gold Top finish!!!
Neck:… 1 11/16″ wide  nut;  bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard;  trapezoid markers;  adjustable truss
rod;  original no-line Kluson tuners (high E tuner is replacement from late ’60s/early ’70s);  some dings on
back of neck under the 1st to 4th fret area
Frets:… original frets have heavy wear
Body:… one piece tropical mahogany body with carved maple cap; 9.1 pounds overall guitar weight;  some
wear (see detail photos)
Finish:… original Gold Top finish with lots of wear and checking
Hardware/electronics:… original with exception of changed high E tuner and output jack!  original plastic
output jack plate chipped but functioning
Playability/Action:… plays surprisingly well considering the fret wear;  would need refret to play optimum
Case:… original case is in very good 8/10 condition!  original strap in case!
Pricing:… $17,500.00 Can$ (approx.$14,000.US$)  SOLD

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