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Current 1957 - 1958 Goldtops for sale...

Wilko

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Interested to know why you bought two of them.
I found the second one shortly after and wanted to burst one:
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T.Allen

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I am not saying this is what happened to this guitar, but there were Goldtops that had the white plastic pulled and sold. I don't remember the range of the black plastic guitars, but most of them were also dark backs, I believe.
 

sws1

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I am not saying this is what happened to this guitar, but there were Goldtops that had the white plastic pulled and sold. I don't remember the range of the black plastic guitars, but most of them were also dark backs, I believe.

By the 7 39xx guitars, they were clearly into the cream plastic era.
An original black, 2 PAF pick guard is therefore pretty rare.
 

sweiger

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By the 7 39xx guitars, they were clearly into the cream plastic era.
An original black, 2 PAF pick guard is therefore pretty rare.
Very rare indeed. In most cases, I guess you'd have to modify an old LPC P90 guard (but I guess you can tell)
Or use a late sixties LPC pickguard, if they are indistinguishable from 50's guards?
 

wernerg

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I asked the seller: "you are saying that the pickup rings, pickguard, jack plate, and poker chip are original to this guitar?" to which Allen Mance responded: "It has untouched solder joints on the harness. Non-stickford paf [sic!] pickups with square edges. The guitar is 100% legit and never been screwed with, not even a refret."

I don't feel that my question about black plastic got a straight answer. What do you think?
 

sweiger

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I asked the seller: "you are saying that the pickup rings, pickguard, jack plate, and poker chip are original to this guitar?" to which Allen Mance responded: "It has untouched solder joints on the harness. Non-stickford paf [sic!] pickups with square edges. The guitar is 100% legit and never been screwed with, not even a refret."

I don't feel that my question about black plastic got a straight answer. What do you think?
Seems to me your question has not been answered..

BTW this excellent site has a section re. 1957 Goldtops:

http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson5.html

Scroll down to "1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Model specs"

This outstanding site is by far the most reliable and detailed info on vintage guitars IMO.
I believe the site is provided by LPF member CFH if I'm not mistaken :)
 

57gold

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Several PAF GTs, stops, dark & light backs out for the bid.

Two at Well Strung in the $150K area, OK Guitars and TR Crandall have them for sale.

All look pretty nice.
 

sws1

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Several PAF GTs, stops, dark & light backs out for the bid.

Two at Well Strung in the $150K area, OK Guitars and TR Crandall have them for sale.

All look pretty nice.

Seems GT asking prices are going up faster than burst prices. At least according to my mental barometer.
 
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