- Mar 26, 2012
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Conversely, I'm not a big fan of black guitars, either (they just sort of disappear on stage
Guess you never saw a Gibson Black Beauty Les Paul Custom under the stage lights?
The Custom was black with binding and block inlays were partly designed by Les to make the guitarist stand out on stage and see his hands on the neck
Without binding black guitars can disappear if the player is also wearing black so I get that point but customs look very good under stage lighting as do Goldtops. When Les was working on the LP he specifically requested the gold color as it represented quality and class.
I never had cared for goldtops or LP's for about 30 years of playing, got into LP's in 2012 but once I started getting into LP's the Goldtop bug caught me which is why I snagged a R7 which is odd as I don't really like orange/yellow hues but but a GT under stage lights is a thing of beauty to my eyes.
Everyone is different and that is why we have color options to please personal preferences I'm the same way on the aged white LPC's. Randy Rhoads is one of my favorite players but I actually hate the color of those LPC