Three Goldtops: 1952, 1977 & 2000

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  1. wildhawk1

    wildhawk1 Senior Member

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    Excellent production and stories from the guest.

    Thanks for taking the time to create this.
     
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  2. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer The Three G's Premium Member

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    When he hit the Vibrolux on the Deluxe on the Bridge pickup... the hair stood up on my arms.

    WOW!

    Great video.
     
  3. Myth vs Craft

    Myth vs Craft Junior Member

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    Thank you for listening and the kind words.
     
  4. Myth vs Craft

    Myth vs Craft Junior Member

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    I thought it would be fun to take some audio outtakes and set up a blind comparison to see how well people can guess which guitar and which pickup(s) correspond to each of the seven clips.

    The options are:

    • 1952 neck pickup
    • 1952 bridge pickup
    • 1977 neck pickup
    • 1977 middle position
    • 2000 neck pickup
    • 2000 middle position
    • 2000 bridge pickup

    Can you guess which is which?

     
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  5. Tone Lord

    Tone Lord Junior Member

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    All good MvC. The video shows the joint effort, and enthusiasm, both you and Phil put into it. Would have been good if you had named it "Les Paul Gold", then there would be no reason to debate the term GoldTop. But its great seeing a video capture that special connection/bond between a player and their favourite Les Paul guitar(s). Most noticeable when Phil smiled while playing his '52. Keep up the good work! I look forward to your next video.
     
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  6. classicbronco

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    Norlin haters need to pay attention to the way that '77 sings
     
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  7. Myth vs Craft

    Myth vs Craft Junior Member

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    Here are a few hints re: the blind comparison video.

    Clip #1: Middle position (1977 or 2000)
    Clip #2: Bridge/lead (1952 or 2000)
    Clip #3: Neck/rhythm (1952, 1977 or 2000)
    Clip #4: Neck/rhythm (1952, 1977 or 2000)
    Clip #5: Neck/rhythm (1952, 1977 or 2000)
    Clip #6: Bridge/lead (1952 or 2000)
    Clip #7: Middle position (1977 or 2000)
     
  8. jaycoyoyo

    jaycoyoyo Senior Member

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    Guitar stories are the best stories! Great video.

    --Jay
     
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  9. Myth vs Craft

    Myth vs Craft Junior Member

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    I'll be meeting Phil later this month to plan a new video. He has a wealth of cool guitars and amps. We're toying with a few ideas:
    • Comparison of his Gretsch, Guild, Gibson and Epiphone semi-hollowbodies
    • Comparison of his Tele and his Trussart Steelcaster
    • Comparison of his blackface Bassman and Bandmaster heads
     
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  10. LuthierVandross

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    Phil listed this 2000 GT (previously owned by Fastball guitarist) on Reverb. It was purchased by one of my good friends and should be delivered today. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I can get a closer look and hopefully a little play time with it. :acoustic:
     
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  11. Myth vs Craft

    Myth vs Craft Junior Member

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    @LuthierVandross Did you get a chance to check out the 2000 in person?
     
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  12. Macronaut

    Macronaut Silver Supporter

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    There is so much history and so many facets to so many models, that even the most OCD LP historian would have a hard time keeping it all straight. Not to mention all the inaccurate misinformation that gets circulated on the web to confuse things even more.

    Non the less, this was a great video that I enjoyed watching all the way though and left me wanting more of the same.
     
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  13. LuthierVandross

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    Unfortunately not yet. Seems there was a hang up with the shipping. It was delivered today. Once I do see it and can play it, I’ll definitely update.
     
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    Well the Guitar made it. My friend said it was packed well. He sent me a few pics of the pack job and I wanted to send them to the next person I buy a guitar from! Here’s a few of the pics he sent me as I was unable to make it last night to see it. We are going to get together this weekend for a photo shoot hopefully for some promotional shots for his bands: “Ghost in the Willow” (his solo project) and “Combat Medic.”
    Gil did say this Guitar had the kind of mojo most people seek out in guitars twice this ones age. 9AA5EC5B-EA1D-4C05-8197-7A7705231232.jpeg C4D2EB75-4FE0-4380-9712-BE234EE250B6.jpeg EB60F7F6-416B-487D-A7AB-646C068D7C69.jpeg 7890EBAD-13ED-4E2E-BF46-C7211B02C5DB.jpeg 7EC0A03F-5385-43B0-A365-56A6809B921D.jpeg
     
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    Hey @LuthierVandross. Thank you for the photos. Did you end up playing it after all?
     
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    I didn’t. I saw it and admired it, but my visit was short so no play time. It literally looks about 40 years older than what it is. It’s an amazing guitar.
     
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    He’s got it up for sale if anybody is interested. He realized P90’s are more his thing. He may trade for a Standard GT with P90’s
     
  18. Classicplayer

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    Very interesting video and Phil's stories about each guitar adds to the impact of his love for each one.

    I'd settle for the sound of that '77. I relate to his story behind that one. I can see why it became his favorite due to its tone; which he described. My guess is that the addition of the Bigsby might have contributed to the "ring" that one has. Upon listening to the '77, I'd say it "combines the tones of both the '52 and 2000.

    Despite it being made in the Norlin days, it's proof that not all of that era's Les Pauls were 2nd. rate.


    Classicplayer
     
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    Heads up... Just posted the second video in the Phil Hurley series, this time comparing his favorite hollow body and semi-hollow body guitars:
    • 1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman (Filtertrons)
    • 1967 Guild Starfire III (Mini Humbuckers)
    • 1980 Epiphone Casino (P-90s)
    • 2014 Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335 (Burstbuckers)
    Toward the end of the video he plays the same parts on each guitar back to back and it really illustrates how different they sound.

     
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