Gibson / Custom Shop Les Paul Mary Ford Gold Top / 1997 / Guitar For Sale

This unique Les Paul was made by Gibson's Historic Custom Shop as Mary Ford's signature 1958 reissue Les Paul Gold Top.  This Gibson celebrates the 'founding couple' of Gibson's electric department. Mary Ford and Les Paul have had quite a succesful relationship that was tumultious at times. Les is best known as creator (together with Ted McCarty) of one of the most legendary electric guitars on the planet and was the first one to endorse (heh) and display it, because the couple was at the top of the hit charts all the time in the beginning of the 50s. One of the guitars most associated with Ford was the Les Paul Gold top which lead to this unique signature guitar, of which there were only 50 made. This 1958 reissue also reminds us that Gibson produced Gold tops until the fall of 1958 and adds that bit of overlooked history to this great guitar. The ES-295-esque floral pickguard and arm-rest add an elegant touch to Les' luxurious guitar. The solid mahogany body/ maple top combination gives this Les Paul its classic tone and sustain, whilst the mahogany neck features a full 58 profile that is actually very comfortable to play. The '57 Classic pickups ensure a great P.A.F. voice which is highly versatile due to the 50s wiring including two volumes, 2 tones and the classic 3-way switch. The condition is very good with a couple of indentations on the back and sides, along with some light traces of use. The top is very clean with just a miniscule ding and a lacquer checking at the controls. She just had a new setup and plays wonderful. Consignment. Specifications Model: 1958 Mary Ford Les Paul Standard Finish: Gold Top Body Material: Mahogany Top Material: Maple Lefty No Body Details: ES-295 pickguard and armrest Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: '58 C profile Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Trapezoid mother-of-pearl inlay, bound fretboard.  Nutwidth: 43 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24 3/4" Bridge: ABR-1 Tailpiece: Stoptail Pickups: 57 Classic pickups Tuners: Vintage Style Kluson 'Deluxe' Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-way Switch. Weight: 4.06 kg Condition: Very Good  Cosmetic Condition: A couple of indentations on the back and sides, along with some light traces of use. The top is very clean with just a miniscule ding and a lacquer checking at the controls. She just had a new setup and plays wonderful.  Modifications/ Repairs: None Tech Notes: None Travels in: Original aged hardshell case Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, warranty card, hangtags.

The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

Contact name:
The Fellowship of Acoustics
Brands:
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
Languages:
English, Dutch and German
Specialties:
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.

ABOUT US

I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail info@thefellowshipofacoustics.com My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.

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We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205

 

WE BUY, SELL, TRADE, DO CONSIGNMENT AND APPRAISALS

 

We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.

www.tfoa.eu
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
Netherlands
To order online: go to
http://www.tfoa.eu/the_store/
And choose your Guitar and purchase through the website.

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Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

 
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