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Current 1957 - 1958 Goldtops for sale...

T.Allen

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If I figured the conversion correctly, that is around $53,000 USD. I know the European vintage guitar market is different than the U.S. But, to me, it seems a bit high. You may want to contact the gentlemen mentioned in the advertisement to get their opinions.

"It has been inspected by both Tom Wittrock (Les Paul Forum) and Gibson expert Terry Mueller who has also written a certificate that it is in "Excellent + condition".


 

mipstoo

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Any thoughts on this? It was for sale over a year ago and now it's back... Exactly the same pictures but a lower price if my memory serves me well.

Last year they also made reference to Eric Johnson: "Although no premium has been added to pricing we can confirm that we have just secured the purchase from Eric Johnson whom can be seen / heard using this specific instrument on various live and studio recordings"
No mention of this anymore however...

https://reverb.com/item/19240249-gibson-les-paul-1957-gold-top

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BoomGuru

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Any thoughts on this? It was for sale over a year ago and now it's back... Exactly the same pictures but a lower price if my memory serves me well.

Last year they also made reference to Eric Johnson: "Although no premium has been added to pricing we can confirm that we have just secured the purchase from Eric Johnson whom can be seen / heard using this specific instrument on various live and studio recordings"
No mention of this anymore however...

https://reverb.com/item/19240249-gibson-les-paul-1957-gold-top

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If memory serves... was this originally a MG listing? :hmm
 

Tom Wittrock

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Can someone help me out with this one


https://www.newkingsroadguitars.com/product-page/1954-1957-gibson-les-paul-gt-conversion


£37k GBP(nearly $50,000)

refinished 54 conversion, refinished back of headstock, repro plastics (pickguard and rings!!)

how can this be anywhere near this sort of price? Are the original PAFs worth 10 grand each? (If they are, then fair enough!)

thanks guys

What in the heck do they mean by this? :wah

"Original ABR 1 Bridge. (With retaining wire, 1960)"
 

Maxmc

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It says a lot that they put a fake 57 serial number on it. I'd rather a conversion with its original genuine 1954 serial number intact thanks.
 

thin sissy

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Can someone help me out with this one


https://www.newkingsroadguitars.com/product-page/1954-1957-gibson-les-paul-gt-conversion


£37k GBP(nearly $50,000)

refinished 54 conversion, refinished back of headstock, repro plastics (pickguard and rings!!)

how can this be anywhere near this sort of price? Are the original PAFs worth 10 grand each? (If they are, then fair enough!)

thanks guys
Refinished, routed AND restamped. These three things alone should devalue the guitar considerably in my book. Add to that the unoriginal parts, no PAF:s in the world can make it worth that much, can they? :##
 

brandtkronholm

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Probably changed plastic, from cream to black. :hmm

Are your suspicions raised by the serial number? If not, then what in the posted pictures indicates the possibility of changed plastic?

Just wondering.

(Indeed, 7 6189 is later 1957.)
 
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