1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (All Gold)
Serial #: first year LES PAUL do not have serial number
Condition: EXCELLENT – lots of mojo, due to the copper used, the gold colour, in particular on the back of the neck, has oxidized nicely over the years, just the way we like it.
Upgrades/modifications: MojoAxe tailpiece (original tailpiece is included)
All original Gibson LES PAUL model from 1952 in rare All Gold finish. This guitar is in gorgeous original condition, including its Trapez tailpiece set with MojoAxe tailpiece (original tailpiece included), all Nickel hardware. All electrics and soldering are original. The finish on the front of the guitar is still glossy, with a slight patina and a minimal amount of light checking, the back-side got just the right amount of wear, in particular on the back of the neck it is pure mojo. It got the nice fairly chunky, soft V 52 neck profile with generally great shape original frets.
The early 50s Mahogany-wood body with Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and the 52 dual vintage soap bar P-90 pickups makes this guitar a once in a lifetime sound experience, no doubts!
The guitar comes in its original Brown case with flat top and pink lining.
The 1952 Gibson Les Paul in an all-gold finish is a truly iconic and coveted electric guitar that has become synonymous with vintage rock ‘n’ roll. Crafted during the golden age of guitar manufacturing, this instrument is revered for its exceptional tone, craftsmanship, and timeless design.
The body of the 1952 Gibson Les Paul is made of solid mahogany, which provides a warm and resonant tone with excellent sustain. It features a single-cutaway design, allowing easy access to the upper frets. The top of the guitar is adorned with a stunning gold finish that exudes a sense of elegance and sophistication.
The neck of the guitar is also crafted from mahogany, is set-in, providing excellent stability and sustain. It is topped with a smooth Brazilian rosewood fretboard, adorned with vintage-style dot inlays, offering a comfortable playing experience. The Les Paul’s neck profile is typically thick and rounded, providing players with a substantial feel and solid grip.
In terms of hardware, the 1952 Gibson Les Paul all-gold model showcases vintage-style appointments that add to its allure. It features a wraparound bridge, which provides a simple and effective means of adjusting intonation and string height. The bridge is complemented by a trapeze tailpiece, adding to the guitar’s vintage aesthetic.
The electronics of this Les Paul model are also noteworthy. It typically features a pair of P-90 single-coil pickups, known for their rich, fat tone and biting midrange. These pickups are controlled by a three-way toggle switch, allowing players to choose between the neck, bridge, or both pickups simultaneously. Individual volume and tone controls for each pickup provide further versatility in shaping the guitar’s sound.
Overall, the 1952 Gibson Les Paul all-gold model represents a pinnacle of vintage electric guitar design and craftsmanship. Its striking appearance, coupled with its powerful and expressive tone, makes it a highly sought-after instrument by musicians, collectors, and enthusiasts alike.
- 1952 – first year
- All Gold
- 1-Piece carved mahogany body with maple top
- 1-Piece mahogany neck with beautiful Brazilian Rosewood and 50th small size headstock
- Original frets in excellent condition
- Vintage soap bar P-90 pickups
- Pots are all 52 dated*
- Caps are 2 sprague Black Beauty caps
- 5/8″ tall knobs
- Trapez tailpiece – set with MojoAxe tailpiece (original tailpiece is included)
- Original Kluson n line tuners
- Original single-layer cream PG
- Weight is at 8.0 Lb – or 4.0 kg
- Original Brown case
All guitars are professionally inspected and set up, ensuring optimal playability and performance.
* Manufacturing date codes and interior pics are available per request: e-mail