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1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

Regular price $39,950.00
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First Year 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop! In very good condition with some finish wear, checking, and body dings. Features a well-playing, chunky ’50s neck and sounds incredible with an excellent sonic character from the original P-90 pickups which produce punchy mids and detailed clarity with an excellent dynamic response. Original condition excluding the bridge, nut, and a well-done refret. A fantastic guitar and an important part of Gibson's history! Includes original hardshell case, and the original bridge/studs.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"The 1954 Strat, 1950 Broadcaster, 1937 J-200, 1961 SG. All legendary models that are most desirable in their first year of production. So what’s keeping the Les Paul off this list? A couple things, actually. For one, a poorly designed tailpiece rendered the ’52 Lesters very difficult to play for most folks. Secondly, the absolutely insane demand for ’58-’60 models are unlikely to be eclipsed by any vintage guitar ever made by any company. 

While we certainly can’t satiate the demand for Bursts, the tailpiece issue is something we were able to fix with an aftermarket (and totally reversible) wrap-over tailpiece. With this sorted, ‘52s are a criminally underrated year for the Les Paul. Gibson’s P90s of the era are some of the best sounding and most dynamic pickups ever made, every bit as amazing as the ever-so-coveted PAF. Every year we lose more and more of these original ‘52s, some to fires, some to floods, even the occasional ill-informed conversion robs us of one. But the combination of old-growth woods, precise midcentury craftsmanship, and a little bit of Gibson magic ensure that these first year examples can remain a formidable tool in the arsenal of the few players who know the truth." - Tyler Geske, ECG Newsletter

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