Gibson / Les Paul Standard Goldtop / 1968 / Gold / Guitar

Beautiful, very early 1969 with full 1968 spec, Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop. A totally brilliant guitar which compared to the virtually identical, 1956 Goldtops, it is an absolute bargain…

Yes, the only difference between this guitar and a £35k 1956 Goldtop is 15 degree headstock angle, chrome parts, larger binding in the cutaway and nylon saddles. Some say these sound better too but that is pretty open for debate…

This is a 1968 spec in every way including chunky 68 neck (same as a 56), small headstock, long neck tenon, one piece neck and one piece body with a nice deep dish. It even has 1968 pots and was undoubtably made in 1968, leaving the Kalamazoo factory gates in early ‘69. It even has the 1968 correct fitted case with the orange lining and black covering.

What’s more, it is in amazing condition. There is one ding on the front just under the bridge plus a few smaller dings here and there including some minor clearcoat worming on the back but aside from that it is a real nice example - have a look at the photos in the gallery tab.

All original or correct except there is a feint trace of other tuners being fitted at some stage due to the impression of a slightly larger washer on the headstock however there is no other visible trace and no ugly holes on the back.

All original frets with nibs present and very little fret wear make this a great player too and those two vintage P-90’s sound killer, as you would expect.

An guitar which is ever increasing in value and desirability as more and more folk realise how close this is to the same guitar, made just 12 years earlier that costs another 22k…

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ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars formally known as Atoyboy Guitars

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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