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archtops LPs with single pickup


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I'm looking for informations about Les Paul archtop guitars equiped with a single pickup (LP Jr models are of course excluded). I've seen somewhere a truly magnificent example of a gold top Les Paul fitted with a P-90 in bridge position. But can't remember where it was, and have no idea who built it (CS ?). Are there any more guitars like this ? Has the Custom Shop built any ? Does it make sense do build such a guitar ?

 

Thanks for comments and help !

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The only Les Paul that I have seen with a single pickup, outside of a Junior, is one in Billy Gibbon's book "Rock + Roll Gearhead." It is a custom gold top with a single P90 at the bridge and some sort of thing inlaid in the body (don't recall what it was). I tried to find a picture of it through a Google image search but had no luck. It's a very cool looking guitar and I'll have to take a look at the book again.

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Beautiful. Thanks for the photos and references. It looks exactly like the one I remember, except it didn't have the "drink Mamba beer" on the neck, and had no insert on the body. So there are at least TWO gold tops with a single P-90 in the World. That's interesting...

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ah this is killing me I am at work and unable to access www.youtube.com but I remember Billy Gibbons playing that guitar at the "Jools Holland" show.

 

Try doing a search on youtube using zz top jools holland and see if he is playing that guitar...

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