Les Paul Standard Guitars

1991 Gibson Les Paul Standard

Color: Gold, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 00868)
Call to Inquire: (818) 222-4113

An Amazing All-Gold "Hall of Fame" Les Paul - With P-90 Pickups

This rare 'All-Gold' Les Paul Standard "Hall of Fame" model weighs 9.80 lbs. and has a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Single-bound one-piece mahogany body with carved maple top, one-piece mahogany neck with a medium profile, and bound rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and inlaid pearl crown position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo, "Les Paul Model" silkscreened in gold and a small circular decal on the back of the headstock with "Hall of Fame Edition". Two layer (black on white) truss-rod cover. Serial number "92761488" stamped in blind on the back of the headstock. Individual 'Gibson' (Kluson) Deluxe tuners with single-ring tulip-shaped Keystone plastic buttons. One original equipment Gibson "P-90" pickup in the neck position and one original equipment Seymour Duncan 'Antiquity' in the bridge position with outputs of 8.05k and 9.53k respectively. Single-layer cream plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch on upper bass bout. The potentiometers are stamped "R137 9125" (CTS June 1991). Gold plastic bell-shape "Bell" knobs. 'Gibson' Nashville-style Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge with metal saddles and separate stud tailiece. All hardware nickel-plated. This guitar is in absolutely mint (9.50) condition and is complete with the original hang-tags and the original case key.. Housed in the original Gibson brown hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.00).

According to Gibson, their Custom Shop made only 200-250 "Hall of Fame" all-gold Les Paul during 1991 - the only year of production. These really great guitars were fitted with two Mini-Humbuckers - there are several very positive reviews of these guitars on The very unusual feature of our guitar is that it has two factory-fitted Seymour Duncan 'Antiquity' P-90 pickups instead of the Mini-Humbuckers. This actually makes far more sense as the guitar is in fact a re-issue of the '56 GoldTop but with an all gold finish. Mini-Humbuckers were not introduced until 1961 (used on some Epiphone guitars) and not used on a Gibson until 1969. We have contacted Gibson regarding this anomile and they could only confirm that in the 1990's Seymour Duncan pickups were sometimes fitted as original equipment by the factory. We have heard of only one other example with the same P-90's as ours.

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