Slash Goldtop NGD

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Alright, so I’ve been wanting a goldtop for some time, played a number of them, then I found this “ Victoria “ model. Fairly light at 8.6 lbs, 2022 series number, really acoustically resonant and I realize the pickups are a bit of a controversy but I like the sound of them through my stuff. Advertised as a 50’s neck but the as you go up the neck it felt a little smaller then the 50’s standard I compared it too. On to pictures I guess.

Edit...Files too big apparently. Oh well, F*$k the pics, you know what they look like.
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2nd. edit, you get 2 pics, not good ones, 1 is upside down, the other is well....bad.. That's all the effort I'm putting in, I quit.
 
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I just bought one of these as well - from the Gibson demo shop. I actually jumped on it despite a couple factory 'birthmarks.' The weight was 8.4 lbs. My thinking was - a non-weight relieved LP at that weight for less than $4-$6K? It's worth a shot. Been jonesing for a Goldtop too.

What is your take on the neck? I have a '99 and a '93 LP Classic and feel that neck shape is perfect. The '50s neck profile is... uh.. its different. I am still feeling out the guitar a little. I am thinking that if I really dig the tone of the guitar, I may inquire with Gibson about sending it back for a neck reshape. Won't be anything soon, of course, as I am sure such a service would cost about as much as the guitar.
 

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Congratulations, a beautiful guitar and everyone (at least me), needs a Goldtop.

I had a Slash Vermillion Burst. What a great guitar. Still miss it, but I used it in a trade for a LPC.
 
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I just bought one of these as well - from the Gibson demo shop. I actually jumped on it despite a couple factory 'birthmarks.' The weight was 8.4 lbs. My thinking was - a non-weight relieved LP at that weight for less than $4-$6K? It's worth a shot. Been jonesing for a Goldtop too.

What is your take on the neck? I have a '99 and a '93 LP Classic and feel that neck shape is perfect. The '50s neck profile is... uh.. its different. I am still feeling out the guitar a little. I am thinking that if I really dig the tone of the guitar, I may inquire with Gibson about sending it back for a neck reshape. Won't be anything soon, of course, as I am sure such a service would cost about as much as the guitar.
Those are beautiful gold tops. The other guitarist in my band plays a Victoria and he sounds great.

My thoughts on reshaping the neck are that it would be more cost effective and supportive of your local economy if you have a local luthier reshape the neck. You could have the luthier leave a stinger at the headstock and use a wax and oil blend on the sanded neck, exactly the way the Music Man does their necks. The Music Man necks feel amazing.
 

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Those are beautiful gold tops. The other guitarist in my band plays a Victoria and he sounds great.

My thoughts on reshaping the neck are that it would be more cost effective and supportive of your local economy if you have a local luthier reshape the neck. You could have the luthier leave a stinger at the headstock and use a wax and oil blend on the sanded neck, exactly the way the Music Man does their necks. The Music Man necks feel amazing.
That is a great idea... I have luthier within an hour's drive that could definitely do it.
 

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I just bought one of these as well - from the Gibson demo shop. I actually jumped on it despite a couple factory 'birthmarks.' The weight was 8.4 lbs. My thinking was - a non-weight relieved LP at that weight for less than $4-$6K? It's worth a shot. Been jonesing for a Goldtop too.

What is your take on the neck? I have a '99 and a '93 LP Classic and feel that neck shape is perfect. The '50s neck profile is... uh.. its different. I am still feeling out the guitar a little. I am thinking that if I really dig the tone of the guitar, I may inquire with Gibson about sending it back for a neck reshape. Won't be anything soon, of course, as I am sure such a service would cost about as much as the guitar.

I have a 92 standard and a vintage junior that have perfect neck shapes, that are a bit thinner and more C shaped Then the goldtop, it’s much thinner than my R8. Overall I like the neck shape, it’s not perfect for me but I like it. I can play any neck really though so I’m happy.
 

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Congrats. I like a good goldtop but I'm REALLY particular about them. I pretty much only like the reissues as they have that greenish tinge and can be had with a medium or dark back.

The recent 50s standards and tributes have the lighter colored back which I don't care for at all. Did not stop me from picking up a Tribute, but still not my thing. I might strip the whole guitar soon enough.

The Victoria is by far the best looking production line Goldtop Standard/Trad model they have had in years, maybe decades. Still could use some more green tint, but I love the darker back. And I'm a fan of these Slash Standards (though not a Slash fan, per-se)
 

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I'm usually a pick guard on guy but this one doesn't need it
 

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Sweet. Can't say I'm not going to get one of those eventually. :)
 

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