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    The mods and myths of Les Paul's 'number one' Goldtop | Guitar World

    This article has tons of detail photos and text about the guitar, and how Les hacked it up experimenting.
    Seriously, if this was on my bench I'd throw a fit because of all the alterations done with a hammer and "a hot screwdriver" according to Les.

    Right now auction estimates are around $100,000. I think it will bring a mill, easy.
    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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    I'm so old, I remember when people didn't get excited about old, chewed up test equipment. :P
    Join me in the fight against muscular atrophy!

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    • #3
      Wow. That thing has been hacked and modded to hell and back.

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      • #4
        Surprised Tommy is selling it. Still, it'll bring a pretty penny, no doubt.
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        "Brains have been washed. Fear has been mongered. Now we prepare for the final stage of our conspiracy theory." - Isle Of Dogs

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        • #5
          EVH and Les shared a love for hacking things up to make stuff do what they wanted.

          No wonder they were such close buds.
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          "More contributors, less hacks"

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          • #6
            Very cool, especially those early phantom coils. Love the steel rod for the bridge.
            Originally posted by dominus
            Your rant would sound better with an A8 magnet, it'll beef it up some without sacrificing some of the whine.

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            • #7
              $930,000 price, plus buyers premium.

              Gibson Guitars refused this guitar when it was offered - another stupid decision from them.
              aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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