I think humbuckers were introduced in mid ‘57 so would be reflected in this catalog dated March 1958 as the Les Paul Standard was no longer featured with P-90’s for the previous 8 months. Clearly, the Gold Top in the catalog should have humbuckers and as you note, they’re specifically mentioned in the description. Looks like the picture is either a ‘56 or pre-humbucker ‘57 likely included in error. Not sure when Gibson started referring to the Gold Top as the Les Paul Standard.”This was printed before the introduction of the Les Paul Standard.
EDIT: The description for the Goldtop with P90's (p16) specifically mentions humbucking pickups.”
Don't forget the case! Goes from 247.50 to 289.50 -> 2520 in 2019 dollars.Those prices in 2019 dollars:
And remember, those were built to the specs that Historics are today.
Wow, thanks for sharing this gem of Gibson history.Found this Gibson catalog dated March 1958 in my Grandpa's collection of old guitar chord books.
He ended up buying a 1959 DC Special in Limed Mahogany...as seen in my avatar.
This was printed before the introduction of the Les Paul Standard.
EDIT: The description for the Goldtop with P90's (p16) specifically mentions humbucking pickups.
Pages 19-20 were missing.
Those are list prices. Real in-store prices would probably be 25%-30% less.