What is it about Gold Tops?

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Love them:

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My first Lester was a new '93 Goldtop and now I have a '57 reissue. I remember when I got my first one a guy said to me "why do you want a disco top?". Funny now because that association doesn't even exist these days. Anyway. ...I love Disco tops!!
 

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GT's are just Bad ass! and they look good with any PU configuration..
 

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According to Les Paul himself, he was asked what colors should his signature model have? He replied Gold 'cause it looks rich and also Black 'cause it is classy like a tuxedo. ( from the Les Paul tribute video.2006?).
A Goldtop just looks totally cool,IMHO....
 

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Bursting has gone over the top and much of what I see is ridiculous or boring. Epis with a thin veneer being described as "bursts," Gibson's freaky/ugly/jive new "burst" types, and other second-rate treatments have become silly. Ditto with the high-end obsession with famous bursts (and exact copies of them). I like good bursts but dislike burst culture a lot. A GT allows the guitar itself, as a guitar, to be the main thing you see. Though gold, it's got a nice luster but does not look metallic or even particularly shiny. The color goes well with mahogany. And it allows your playing and the whole guitar to command attention, not your finish, for crying out loud.
 

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If I ever get another Les Paul, it will be a gold top. They're just awesome looking. I've always liked them.

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For some reason a silver top doesn't work for me, even though I prefer the color silver much more in general. Would probably look better with matching silver knobs instead of the gold.

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Bursting has gone over the top and much of what I see is ridiculous or boring. Epis with a thin veneer being described as "bursts," Gibson's freaky/ugly/jive new "burst" types, and other second-rate treatments have become silly. Ditto with the high-end obsession with famous bursts (and exact copies of them). I like good bursts but dislike burst culture a lot. A GT allows the guitar itself, as a guitar, to be the main thing you see. Though gold, it's got a nice luster but does not look metallic or even particularly shiny. The color goes well with mahogany. And it allows your playing and the whole guitar to command attention, not your finish, for crying out loud.

Agree that while some of the PRS influenced bursts are crazy nice these days and a beauty to stare at in the real world they have nowhere to go but downhill with constant gigging.

What would a PRS 10 top look like SRV style?

There's a beauty in solid colors or simpler bursts that have aged gracefully.

Count me in the gold club.


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If I ever get another Les Paul, it will be a gold top. They're just awesome looking. I've always liked them.

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For some reason a silver top doesn't work for me, even though I prefer the color silver much more in general. Would probably look better with matching silver knobs instead of the gold.

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That Silvertop would look bad freaking ass with all gold hardware and pup covers!
 

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Which model is that, Scott?


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Beats me. It would have been called an R4 not too long ago, but I think it's a Custom Standard now. It's a fantastic gold top which is the important thing.
 

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