NGD 2011 Traditional Pro Goldtop

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New Gold Top Day,

I let go my last GT (an R7) go a while ago in a trade and wanted to replace it with something less expensive.

I was looking at the 50’s GT Tribute model as my second backup LP, but I decided to spend a little more.

I found a 2011 Les Paul Traditional Pro II Gold Top online for a pretty good price.

I love my current Standard Traditional with the bigger neck and 57’s. I’d preferred to have the Standard Traditional model over the Pro II, but they seem to be selling for quite a bit more than what I paid for this guitar. Plus the hotter pickup on the bridge on the Pro II guitar may be a good thing.

This guitar has the 50’s neck (I read not as chunky as my R7 or R8) and a ‘57 in the neck pickup. Supposedly near mint. I’ll guess I’ll find out once it arrives.

Store photos coming soon.
 
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Store photos.

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Thanks. The sales guy was great. He says that it looks hardly played and no nicks or dings. I can return if not the case. I’ve already bought covers for the zebras.

Not finding a lot of details on the 2009 model.
Well it's personal taste, but I think zebras look good on a Goldtop.
I remember that the traditional pro models had a 60s neck and had coil splitting options.
 

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This site has a lot of info on Trads...

Yes, a very good website, thank you.

The website says that these were issued in 2012 but this guitar was listed as a 2011.

I’ll have to check the S/N. From the website, the Gold Tops were only issued with the 50’s neck in the Pro II’s.
 
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Yes a very god site, thank you.

The sight says that these were issued in 2012 but this guitar was listed as a 2011.
I’ll have to check the S/N. From the website, the Gold Tops were only issued with the 50’s neck in the Pro II’s.
The site isn't 100% accurate according to Trogly on YouTube, but it's a damn good site. Happy info hunting!
 

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My 3rd Gold Top, guess that I am hooked on the look. This time around, it needs to be a keeper, or at least until I can afford another R7.

gold top les Paul’s and Steinway& sons grand pianos are the most beautiful musical art ever conceived by man imho

my wife once said to me, “how many gold guitars do you need?”
”all of them,” I replied!

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These are the ultimate workingman's Les Pauls. Great playing guitars and best bang-for-your-buck, period! Beautiful!

However, the Goldtop/Darkbacks that had the 50s neck were the Traditional Pro IIs that were offered from 2012-2014. The original Traditional Pro (Series I) Goldtop/Darkback that was offered from 2010-2011 only had the 60s neck (and was limited to 100 2010s and 400 2011s). Since you said it was a 2011, it would have the 60s slim neck. The photos support this: the 2012+ Traditional Pro II / III / IV / V versions all had the pull-boost feature which meant they had a battery compartment on the control cavity plate in the back. The 2010-2011 Traditional Pro (I) version did not. The photos above don't have that, which would be correct for a 2010-2011.
 
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These are the ultimate workingman's Les Pauls. Great playing guitars and best bang-for-your-buck, period! Beautiful!

However, the Goldtop/Darkbacks that had the 50s neck were the Traditional Pro IIs that were offered from 2012-2014. The original Traditional Pro (Series I) Goldtop/Darkback that was offered from 2010-2011 only had the 60s neck (and was limited to 200 2010s and 400 2011s). Since you said it was a 2011, it would have the 60s slim neck. The photos support this: the 2012+ Traditional Pro II / III / IV / V versions all had the pull-boost feature which meant they had a battery compartment on the control cavity plate in the back. The 2010-2011 Traditional Pro (I) version did not. The photos above don't have that, which would be correct for a 2010-2011.

Great information, the 50’s neck sold me. If it is too small, then it’s going back.
 
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