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Standard Goldtop 1999 Ltd Ed?


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Hi everyone, as you can see, I'm new here.

 

Just got my first Gibson as a gift, an LP Standard, been playing Fender my whole life, so I have little knowledge on Les Pauls. Loving it so far tho.

 

Anyway, one quick question.

The guitar is a '1999 Goldtop LP Standard Limited Edition', I tried googling online but couldn't find anything

The serial #92039*** and there's a 'Limited Edition on the back of the headstock, pictured below:

 

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Does anyone have any info on it? Why is it a Ltd edition? What kind of pickup is in it, etc?

 

Cheers guys!

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Alright, my son just send me these pictures.

He bought it from a local guitar store that also sells online and these pictures were on the website.

 

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Let me know if the pictures are too big, and I'll resize it.

 

edit: Also, what type of neck are used in these? I tried a few Gibsons before but these seems to be a lot slimmer?

 

Cheers guys

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Does anyone have any info on it? Why is it a Ltd edition? What kind of pickup is in it' date=' etc.

 

Cheers guys![/quote']

 

I've no idea why it has the limited edition mark. [biggrin]

 

The serial number tells us that it was built (well, dated) in Nashville Tn., on the 22nd Jan 1999; production number 283.

 

It seems to be just a normal LP Standard Gold-Top (i.e. it's not a re-issue).

 

It has the regular fitments; 'Nashville' bridge; Speed-knobs and so on.

 

As far as I'm aware 1999 wasn't an anniversary of any sort in the Les Paul world - 47 years since first introduction, 42 years since the PAF's. Perhaps 30 years since the Gold-Top was re-introduced in 1969?[crying]

 

Intriguing!

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From my own little research I just did...the 1999 came with a 60's slim neck in limited quantity..that's why the stamp. Most came with the much thicker 50's style neck.....

 

The pickups from what I read are 498t and 490R.

 

Hope that helps.

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Like I said' date=' my first Gibson, and wow, I'm really surprised at the sustain on this thing.

 

This could be dangerous to my wallet.[/quote']

 

 

Yes you may have to sell some fenders to fuel your Gibson habit lol

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