1953 to 1957 Goldtop conversion

Modern case with guitar

This Goldtop's finish is fully original and there are no cracks, breaks or repairs. 

It was converted by Jim Weyandt at JamCity guitars. Jim is widely heralded as being one of the absolute BEST in the business of converting and restoring 1950's Les Pauls. His methods are meticulous and time tested. 

Most of the parts on this Les Paul are either original to the guitar or are 1950's parts. We did our absolute best to go "all out" on this one and the result is phenomenal!!! 


  • Original finish throughout. No overspray or touchups save the areas that needed new paint for the filling and re-routing of the p-90 routes. 
  • No cracks, breaks or repairs
  • Stunning, dark Brazilian RW fretboard
  • Brand new frets - plays and intonates perfectly.
  • Up against the headstock side of each fret 1st fret .93-.94 / 5th fret .96 / 12th fret 1.01
  • 1 & 11/16th inches at the nut
  • Serial number 3 0927 dates this to mid / late 1953. 
  • Original 1953 Kluson "No line" tuners work perfectly. 
  • Original brown backplates and screws
  • Original Trussrod cover and screws 
  • New Gibson style ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum stoptail.
  • Custom made set of PAF pickups wound by Brandonwound pickups using the bobbin wire, magnets and polepieces from a set of 1957 P-90s - just new baseplates and bobbins - these PAFs deliver the goods!
  • Vintage 1957 Gibson "Amber" Bonnet Knobs. 
  • Full 1957 Centralab 500k harness with 1957 Bumblebees
  • 1957 Switchcraft switch
  • 1957 Black/white/black output jackplate
  • 1957 Amber "Catalin" Switchtip
  • 1957 Pickguard bracket
  • 1957 Black M-69 pickup rings and screws
  • Original 1953 Strap Buttons
  • Late 50's Vintage Black Rhythm / Treble "Poker Chip"
  • 8lbs 12oz

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • Les Paul '57 PAF Conversion
  • Gold
  • 1953-1957
Made In
  • United States
Finish Style
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Model Sub-Family
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Model Family
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Color Family
  • Gold
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Number of Frets
  • 22

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