Meet "Cracktop" an original 1953 Trap Goldtop that has been converted to the 1957 PAF specs.

The conversion started with an original 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (S/N 3 xxxx) that had no breaks, cracks or repairs. The top carve on this guitar is deep and very distinguishable.

Conversion work includes: neck reset, neck tenon changed to 4 degrees, plug and route for humbuckers, guitar weighs 8lbs 12 oz. All woods are Original to the guitar: (mahogany body, maple top, mahogany neck, Holly headstock veneer, body binding, Brazilian fingerboard, inlays & binding). The 53 S/N was inked back onto the guitar.

Original Parts Include: Tuners, strap buttons, truss rod cover, toggle switch, tip & harness, Recut Pickguard, Backplates, Trap End Plate, Knobs, All screws except the 8 ring screws.

Repro parts are: CreamTone ABR1 Bridge & featherweight tailpiece, Retrospec 1” bushings and 1-1/2" studs, Wolfetone "Legends" 59 PAF Style pickups, Refret with Jescar 57100 fret wire, CTS Premium 500K Pots & Luxe Bumble Bees, HS case.

All conversion work was done by me: Jim Weyandt, owner of JamCity Guitars and comes with a COA. Click on the "Conversion Process" link to the right to see the conversion process.

Goldtop finish was done by Historic Makeovers, COA included

JamCity Guitars

JamCity Guitars

1953-1957 Gibson
11 Years
JamCity Guitars
Jim Weyandt
Archbold, OH
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