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Do Les Paul traditionals GOLDTOPS ONLY come with a dark red back?

#1 User is offline   rhoadspro 

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

My Traditional Goldtop I just bought has a back/neck finish that is dark reddish. I like it, but was browsing other owners GT' traditional pros, and they seem to have a black finish on the back and neck. I would love that even more. Is it just a camera trick, or are there GT traditional pros out there that have black colored backs? I will return mine and order one of those if there is!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

Ah, I'm sure regular goldtop Traditionals have natural backs.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

"Black Back" Gold Tops, don't show the grain! They're solid colored. I'd keep what you have,
if it was me...as it's a bit more unique. Besides, no one sees the back, except you (unless
you're playing it, with your teeth), or some such. [biggrin] And, don't you pick a guitar,
based on sound, and playability, anyway??? Looks, are important, but not so much (to me, anyway)
as sound/tone, and playability. Just my 2-cent's worth.... [biggrin]

Also...The rule here is: Photo's, of your Gold Top, are required, or...it doesn't exist! [biggrin] [flapper]

CB

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

I think you're looking for this: 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Darkback VOS

http://www2.gibson.c...rkback-VOS.aspx

There's the LP Studio 50' & 60's Tribute Gold Top that has the dark back:

http://www2.gibson.c...-Humbucker.aspx

http://www2.gibson.c...e-Darkback.aspx

Also the Joe Bonamassa signature studio has a dark back:

http://www2.gibson.c...aul-Studio.aspx

Joe's signature LP Custom Gold Top looks to have the dark back as well:

http://www2.gibson.c...a-Les-Paul.aspx

Other than the above, unless I missed one, all the rest are natural backs on Gibson's website of LP models.

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