In 1968 Gibson reintroduced the Les Paul Standard in the single cutaway shape, maple top mahogany body guitar that we all know and love. It returned as a Goldtop guitar with single coil P-90 pickups. It was discontinued just a year later in favor of the Les Paul Deluxe. It was a similar guitar put the pickups were now mini-humbuckers instead of single coil P-90’s.

This particular guitar was one of those first year 1969 Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop guitars. It has a one piece mahogany body and a three piece mahogany neck. The fingerboard is rosewood with trapezoid inlays. The neck is straight and plays like a dream. The original frets have plenty of meat left on them. The original tuning machines as well as the truss rod work as intended.

The gold finish on this guitar is in nice shape. There is one thin crack in the finish and some small scratches, but overall it looks great. There is no finish checking at all. The back has some very fine scratches but no belt buckle rash. There are some nicks on the edge of the body. Photos are all w/o flash but one.

The electronics and wiring are all original. The two rockin’ mini-humbuckers read 6.66 k ohms for the neck pickup and 6.67 k ohms for the bridge pickup. The pickup cover on the neck pickup has lost its chrome plating but works as intended. The potentiometer codes are difficult to see…one reads the 29th week of 1969, one we can see a 2 and 69 and on the last two we see only the 69. As stated earlier, the wiring is factory.

This Goldtop is 9 lbs 10 oz of rock ‘n’ roll coolness. It will ship with its original rectangular hard shell (marigold interior) case. The handle (included) is off the case as are the latch clasps (gone for good).