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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Here is my beloved Gibson 1969 Les Paul Deluxe.
I've bought the guitar in London a few years ago from a professional guitar player. He said that X Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton owned it. I don't know if it is true or not but the guitar is absolutely amazing. She plays like butter and the sound is divine. She's got that true vintage tone and looks and from all the Gibson Guitars I've owned and played this is by far my favorite on.
Please feel free to upload 69 Deluxe gold tops and share your love.





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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Love it, love it, love it!!
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Wow. Just wow.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Super mojo
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That is real beauty. Its amazing.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

I'm very jealous. Super sexy guitar.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

That is sweet!
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Very nice!

Your serial number 891XXX is not too far from my converted '69 889XXX.





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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

now that one is a keeper
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oh Wow!!! That is Cool!!
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Nice to see an all original one, i.e. not routed or re-finned. Great pics.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

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Nice to see an all original one, i.e. not routed or re-finned. Great pics.
+1. Lovely guitar!
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Thank you everybody for your comments.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Yes, +1 on keeping it all stock. Sweet.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Hi everybody.

Here is another one.
It's a late 1969 (December) all original. It's in a fantastic condition and sounds awesome. This one is owned by a friend and it is very unique. It's got a mini volute and it's one of the last ones made in 1969.
John, Thanks for the pictures mate.
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Got the MOJO working !
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

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Hi everybody.

Here is another one.
It's a late 1969 (December) all original. It's in a fantastic condition and sounds awesome. This one is owned by a friend and it is very unique. It's got a mini volute and it's one of the last ones made in 1969.
John, Thanks for the pictures mate.
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http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSC01523.jpg
Interesting, small volute, pancake body and no made in USA stamp. A very transitional time it was in 69.
I had a mid 69 LP Custom, had the "danger case" like yours. Mine had an even smaller volute, almost a wee bump. By the mid 70s the volute seemed to grow into a large shoe heel.

Thanks for the pics.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Cheers mate.
Is your 69 LP Custom posted somewhere in the Forum? I'd love to see it.
The volute is tiny. I think it looks bigger on the picture but I guess they were trying different things then. It was a fascinating year in Gibson history.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Interesting to see the early deluxes had the same pickguard as the 68 GT's.
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Come on guys. There's got to be more out there.
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Come on guys. There's got to be more out there.

only 5 were made.
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Come on people get your cameras out.
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

What was the reasoning of using a pancake body?
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

HI guys.

If anybody is interested there's a couple on ebay.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top Electric Guitar 1969 | eBay

1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top | eBay

Not a 100 percent original but still nice!
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

That things probably worth the three grand even if it's not 100%

A good conversion candidate.
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HI guys.

If anybody is interested there's a couple on ebay.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top Electric Guitar 1969 | eBay

1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top | eBay

Not a 100 percent original but still nice!
The second one looks great, plus she is all-original.
Another question - Since which year the Norlin Gibsons started to get in stores? How can I know if a Gibson is Norlin or Pre-Norlin?

For example this one - http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Gibson-Les-Paul-Deluxe-Gold-Top-/250907369845?
pt=Guitar&amp;hash=item3a6b3ea175#ht_7012wt_1880


Is she Norlin? The guy said that by the pots serial it's dated to Week 29 in '69, so that's about middle '69. So it's Norlin one? Thanks
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Re: 1969 gibson les paul deluxe gold top

Man, that is really, really nice!!!!
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The second one looks great, plus she is all-original.
Another question - Since which year the Norlin Gibsons started to get in stores? How can I know if a Gibson is Norlin or Pre-Norlin?

For example this one - http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Gibson-Les-Paul-Deluxe-Gold-Top-/250907369845?
pt=Guitar&amp;hash=item3a6b3ea175#ht_7012wt_1880


Is she Norlin? The guy said that by the pots serial it's dated to Week 29 in '69, so that's about middle '69. So it's Norlin one? Thanks
It has been re finished so, from a collectors point it's a shame but still all original and at this price....sounds like a good deal.
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Sorry but don't know much about Norlin years. Anybody can help?
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Sorry but don't know much about Norlin years. Anybody can help?
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