Up for sale, a 2001 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Goldtop in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. An exquisitely crafted short run model available from 2000-2001, this Les Paul Deluxe has a Bullion Gold gloss nitro lacquer-finished top.
The traditional tonewood complement includes a carved maple top and mahogany body paired with a one-piece mahogany neck and dark rosewood fingerboard, offering a lively, rich natural acoustic tone that sustains well and translates faithfully through the original mini humbucker pair. The pickups feature Alnico II magnets, with narrower coils and slightly fewer turns of wire than a full-sized PAF for a more sparkling, focused sound. There's a delightful cutting clarity to these mini hums, without sacrificing the warmth and muscle one expects with a Les Paul. The guitar weighs 10lbs 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve at the nut with full shoulders in every register, gaining additional heft and chunk further up the fretboard, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .990" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard is a particularly dark cut, retaining the original medium fretwire which has its full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and on the headstock, the Gibson Deluxe double line tuners feature greened keystone buttons and function as intended.
All of the electronics function flawlessly, with untouched solder joints on the Gibson-embossed Alpha pots and patent number mini humbucker baseplates. The chrome-plated hardware is positively gleaming, and the plastic parts are near-mint, including the single-ply pickguard and quartet of gold reflector cap knobs. Cosmetic wear on the nitro lacquer gloss finish is limited to just a few tiny marks and faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
A black tolex hardshell case is included.