- Jun 14, 2002
I recently read an excerpt from a Gibson book that you can find on Google where someone who used to work there explained the Goldtop. He said, (and I'm paraphrasing)..."we then sprayed 1 or 2 coats of gold, making sure it had good coverage."
I'll see if I can find the reference, although to be honest, I have no idea how I found it in the first place.
UPDATE: I found the book and the section. Read the paragraphs under "The Finishing Process":
https://books.google.com/books?id=N...v=onepage&q=gibson goldtop gold coats&f=false
Maybe I missed it but still doesn't address the all-gold models with extra clear coats between the extra gold coats....as in photo shown in Eric's post. Different process.... at least appears to be much different than a goldtop. For whatever reason they did it...they sure age horribly once they start getting all over wear...