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Current 1957 - 1958 Goldtops for sale...

brandtkronholm

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Here's an "All Gold" 1957 [$216k] on Reverb. The description contains what I can only assume is a typo:

"You're eyes do not deceive you..... this an all gold 1957 Les Paul with double cream PAF humbuckers!!"

I'm not talking about the "You're" either.

Link: All Gold 1957 Les Paul on Reverb

I'm ... skeptical.

Thoughts?

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57gold

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Brushed SS covers are found on pre-sticker PAFs, none of which were double whites. Maybe it's a reference to the rings?

For $200K, you'd think you'd get one with a pick guard?

I have played a couple of P-90 all golds and the necks feel weird/grainy from the gold paint failing. May be rare in a 1957, but i'd prefer a dark or light back.
 

sws1

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Here's an "All Gold" 1957 [$216k] on Reverb. The description contains what I can only assume is a typo:

"You're eyes do not deceive you..... this an all gold 1957 Les Paul with double cream PAF humbuckers!!"

I'm not talking about the "You're" either.

Link: All Gold 1957 Les Paul on Reverb

I'm ... skeptical.

Thoughts?

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Good luck.

Rings aren't real M69.
Neck angle is pretty shallow.
Early 56 for pots seems early for a 57. (My early 57 had 1st week of 57 pots).
The length to which he tries to explain the PAF stickers and covers is fun.
Wrong R/T switch ring.
No mention of refret.

If they carve the wiring track before the top goes on, then they drill the routes for the pickups from the top after they are glued together, how would you come up with this wiring channel (upper left of cavity):
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thin sissy

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Brushed SS covers are found on pre-sticker PAFs, none of which were double whites. Maybe it's a reference to the rings?

For $200K, you'd think you'd get one with a pick guard?

I have played a couple of P-90 all golds and the necks feel weird/grainy from the gold paint failing. May be rare in a 1957, but i'd prefer a dark or light back.
This brings up another thing I've noticed in these last three or so years. All gold examples are advertised for higher prices than brown backed ones, since they're "rarer". This used to be the exact opposite, sure - all golds are rarer, but most people want the brown backed ones, hence they're more expensive. Any of you noticed this, or am I just seeing things :p ?

I should add, all golds are really cool and I'd love to own one. But not at a higher price than a "normal" goldtop.
 
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