NGD - My First Vintage Les Paul

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by treyrab, May 3, 2017.

  1. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    I couldn't be more excited to finally own my first vintage Les Paul! After learning so much about them over the last few years and talking to so many awesome people on here, I finally pulled the trigger. Without further ado...here she is, an original early-mid 1955 Goldie! After first laying hands on her I realize why everyone speaks so highly of these vintage Les Pauls. My apartment now smells like 60 year old wood, and I can't keep my hands off her!

    Thanks to a fellow forum member who used to own this: This '55 was owned by a London musician who had bought the guitar in Russia in 1978 and owned it for close to 40 years before it made its way to the States in 2016. I'm super glad to know the history of this now!

    Keep on rockin' everyone!

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    winexprt Senior Member

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    NICE!! A KILLER TH and now a gorgeous original P90 Goldtop!

    You're KILLIN' me Smalls!!
     
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    sixlicks Senior Member

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    I really like your guitar .
     
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  4. RyanC

    RyanC I'm Ryan... I'm an AVH Premium Member

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    Nice looking fiddle. Has the top been refin'd? And I haven't seen the thin-eared wraptail on a '55 before...

    Nothing like 50's P90's.
     
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    Slick Senior Member

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    Wow, stunning
     
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    BlueSkyBurst Junior Member

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    Congrats Trey! That's one stunning GT (Wraptails are my fave)....All the best, and enjoy it!!
    FT
     
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    Too cool! Congrats and have fun!
     
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    Spectacular! I have an early '54 that looks very similar. Many congrats!
     
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    treyrab Senior Member

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    No refin here my friend - This came from a musician in London who owned it since 1978. She hasn't seen the light of day in a long time. I am fortunate to bring her back to life! It's a early to mid '55 per Gruhn with original components. Kim Lafleur also authenticated certain parts on it as authentic. The thin-ear stop bar ran well into 1955 as Gibson had a surplus of them. I've seen a few 54-55 Goldtops now authenticated with those. Either way, it seems to work on this beauty!
     
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    refin V.I.P. Member

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    That is a beaut....congrats!
     
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    treyrab Senior Member

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    brentrocks Guitar Hack Premium Member

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    THAT APPEARS TO BE IN GREAT CONDITION TOO
     
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  13. RyanC

    RyanC I'm Ryan... I'm an AVH Premium Member

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    Wow. Enjoy it!
     
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    barsinister Senior Member

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    ive had mine for over 30 years...ill never sell it. play it in good health. p90 goldtop thru a bassman...rules
     
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    lewis_grey Senior Member

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    Wow, that's a hell of an entry into the vintage LP world!

    Congrats, that's a stunner.
     
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    Cav Senior Member

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    Congrats dude! It looks incredible!
     
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    Progear Premium Member

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    Amazing... welcome to the club... :applause::cheers:
     
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    That's one hell of a first step into the vintage LP world. Absolutely beautiful guitar. Congrats! Now shim up that bridge P90!
     
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    P90s with wraptail.. does it get better? HNGD!
     

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