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Can anyone explain to me why Gibson now uses the "Double Gold" finish designation for many (or all?) Les Paul Gold Tops?  At first, I could not see any differences between the two, but now when I look very closely, it seems as if the Double Gold has a (very attractive) subtle greenish hue that is not seen on older guitars.      

Any comments are greatly appreciated. 


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I hadn't noticed this until you mentioned it. I've just had a quick check and it does appear slightly darker, though its hard to tell from photos. I think I prefer it anyway. 

It looks like regular Gold is still being used on the USA LPs, with Double Gold for the Custom shop models.

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19 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)

It looks like they're trying to give it a head start on looking old without dragging it across the parking lot and charging extra for it.

Steve is right AFAIK. 

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