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Les Paul Traditional Goldtop

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I know as far as gold tops go there are many different types of shades... im just wondering how close this looks to the Gibson LP 57 Goldtop. I've always wanted a Gold guitar but cant fetch the cash for an actual Gibson, and i don't like P 90's (to me it only feels it works on a Casino) and then i came across this Epiphone LP Trad Goldtop... even though guitar center pictures do the guitar NO justice what so ever i'm wondering if the shade of gold will match or come close to a real gold top... playability and sound comes second in this case (very rare) cause right now I've been just itching for a gold guitar for a LONG time and ill make the proper adjustments to make the guitar feel right :) but for now this really did get my attention and for 500 bucks that's not bad... saves a lot of time and money (to be honest if i bought the P90 i would have just routed out the pickup cavity larger to fit a humbucker, which i guess is blasphemy in the guitar world)

 

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Traditional-Pro-Electric-Guitar-105939029-i1515777.gc# (select the Metallic Goldtop)

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Gold tops have various shades......I don't fully understand your question.....

 

The shade on this gold top will be very nice.....

 

I own several gold tops, of different brands....none are the same...I love them all.....

 

I also own several silver top guitars........love them even more than my gold tops........

 

When you buy it, wait for their often offered 15% off coupons....

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High Picky, I honestly can't say how any of the goldtops will visually stack up against an original 50's goldtop. But I do know that Gibbys had and still have a Nitro finish and most modern replicas have a poly finish which has a different feel and look.

 

If you do get one with P90's, .... give 'em a chance to shine before you rip 'em out, you might like them ;) .

 

 

Good luck in your GT quest.

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I would say the the GT on the Epi will not match the original GT on the Gibson. I have seen many different shades on GTs and the Epis that I've seen have more of a sharkle to them than the Gibby's I've seen. I have a '56 GT and I love mine. I'm not a P90 guy and I took mine out and put a set of Gibson minis in it. I like the change. You may want to consider that instead of routing out the cavity if you decide you don't want the P90s.

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I wanna see a "Goldburst" Les Paul...that'd look neat!

 

Live from the internet, it's an '81 Goldburst Les Paul Custom:

1083a.jpg

Looks a bit like a metallic-cherry-sunburst to me, but that's Goldburst^^

 

There's also Silverburst that has aged into a "Goldburst," also taken from the internet.

1984-Gibson-Les-Paul-Custom-Silverburst.jpg

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Sorry, I still hate these gold finished guitars. I'm into the polished wood grains, every one different and beautiful. As for gold/black/white I think they are covering up what could be a fantastic finish with a can of spray paint.

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Hmm i don't think ill care that much if i do get a proper gold guitar... i just want a gold one... when i first heard about the Gibson company when i started playing the Goldtop immedietly got my attention... so ive been over due this guitar for a long time

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no comment on gold finishes, but the Epi LP Traditional Pro is a really nice guitar. The pickups sound very good to me, so give them a chance before you replace them.

 

Also, the neck on this guitar has a very nice satin finish.

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