Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

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


Recommended Posts

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!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"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]



Link to comment
Share on other sites

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




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






Also the Joe Bonamassa signature studio has a dark back:




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




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

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...