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    1956 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Solid Body Electric Guitar, #68160. Les Paul Standard refinished and factory refurbished. Original serial number is stamped in back of headstock as Gibson would do when guitars were sent back to the factory. This guitar appears to have been re-necked, most likely by Gibson. Pot dates are 42nd week of 1955. Has one bumblebee and one grey tiger cap which would be consistent for 1956. Pickups appear to be original to 1956 as well as knobs. Larger frets which appear to be factory as well, have considerable wear and have been flattened down. Top mount Bigsby has been added, and may have been done when refurbishing occurred. Has metal jack plate, newer Schaller Keystone style tuners in gold. Has engraved Les Paul truss rod cover, similar to SG Les Paul covers. Poker chip has been replaced at switch. Pickguard and pickup covers appear to be original. No apparent breaks or repairs to guitar. Normal weather checking and greening of finish on top. Has a few dings and divots on back and one on neck, a good sized divot on treble side back of neck at ninth/tenth fret. Has chrome 1960s ABR-1 bridge missing wire. Control plates are not original to 1956, probably replaced with black plastic when refurbished. 1970s hard case included. Condition: Fair.

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    August, 2011
    20th Saturday
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