Who played a gold top Les Paul?
The most famous gold top Les Paul belonged to the great Duane Allman, and is on display at the Big House Museum in Macon. Every so often it is brought out for special guests. Derek Trucks used to use it on occasion as an homage to Duane.
How can you tell a fake Les Paul?
How To Spot A Fake Gibson Les Paul – 11 telltale signs
- The fretboard binding on a genuine Gibson should hide exposed fret ends.
- If the price seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
- If the potentiometers are unbranded, it’s almost certainly fake.
- The truss rod cover on a fake will usually have too many screws.
How big is the serial number on a Les Paul?
Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no “MADE IN USA” (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers.
How much does a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe cost?
Who guitarist Pete Townsend starts using the Les Paul Deluxe, replacing the SG Specials he had favoured for several years. 1975: The June price list is the first to list other finishes: Gold, Wine Red, Cherry or Tobacco Sunburst. The November list raises the price to $599.
What was the best selling Les Paul in 1975?
The attractive gold finished carved maple top is magnificently highlighted by two powerful chrome-plated humbucking pickups The 1975 Les Paul catalogue proclaims the Les Paul Deluxe’s popularity; it had indeed been the best selling Les Paul 1971-1974. Ironically sales dropped drastically after this catalogue was printed
When did the Gibson Les Paul SG come out?
In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG design. When the original Les Paul was relaunched in the late ’60s, the new “Standard” in the catalog was dubbed the Les Paul Deluxe until the actual Standard came back in in 1975 (though there were a few reissues of ’50s Standards made in 1968 and 1969).