Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top

Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top, LP モデル from Gibson.

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Hatsubai 11/21/2011

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top : Hatsubai のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Modified with humbuckers"

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The previous owner who had this actually took the guitar and routed it for some humbuckers. In my opinion, this defeats the entire purpose of the Deluxe line up, but it is what it is. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, hard tail bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.


This guitar was dead perfect. The frets were amazingly level and had a perfect crown to them. This is vital to achieving low action without fretting out. I was able to get it down to about 1/32'' while still being able to bend a full step on every fret. The ends were done nicely, and they didn't slice up your hand at all. To top it off, the nut was cut properly too. The guitar held tune like a champ. However, this is not the case with all of these guitars. I've played a few that were absolutely horrible, so be sure to check yours before buying it if you can.


This guitar actually had EMGs installed in it, so I'll be going by those instead of the standard pickups. The guitar had an EMG 81 in the bridge and an EMG 85 in the neck. The 81 in the bridge sounded thick, but it had enough bite to cut through without a problem. It worked awesome for metal tones; in fact, it was crushing. I was really surprised how nice it sounded. The 85 in the neck was super thick and worked awesome for those legato and shred leads. The clean tones were pretty awful on these, but that's fairly typical with EMGs. However, since it's geared towards metal, the clean tone doesn't really matter that much.


I'm not a huge fan of the way the guy modded this, and I almost wonder if he was going for that Zakk Wylde vibe or something. I just think there were better ways of getting that kind of tone he was looking for without permanently modifying this guitar to the point of no return. The guitar itself did sound good, so maybe that's why he did it. We had to lowball him a bit because of that, and we still haven't sold it after having it in the shop for months.