2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the Gibson Les Paul, but until now the US firm has kept a tight lid on its celebratory plans. Here's the first of what we suspect will be several announcements – a 300-strong, limited edition run of Les Paul 60th Anniversary Goldtops.
Set to retail at around $3,899 (approx. £2,500), the firm has aimed to recreate the feel of the original run of 1952 instruments and has paid close attention to cosmetic details, making only a few minor tweaks. As such, it seems to be a relatively faithful interpretation of the original production Les Paul.
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