Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Korina Goldtop

2009 Gibson Les Paul Korina Custom Shop

Well, I wasn’t really expecting to add a new guitar to my collection today. I posted the other day I was looking at Les Pauls and Telecasters but I didn’t really plan on getting a new guitar any time soon. But, today was the Four Amigos Guitar Show in San Rafael and I found a guitar and deal I just couldn’t pass up.

I guess it was love at first sight when I saw the 2009 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1957 R7 Korina Goldtop Reissue. This is a limited edition run that is made from Korina wood rather than the normal mahogany.  I honestly always expected to buy a sunburst Les Paul if I was ever going to get one.

And they had plenty of nice examples at the guitar show. But, when I saw the Goldtop it was all over.

Gibson ’57 Les Paul Korina Goldtop Reissue Electric Guitar Features:

  • Accurate to ’57 specifications in every detail
  • CTS pots and bumblebee capacitors
  • BurstBucker humbuckers
  • Carved maple top
  • Korina back
  • One-piece korina neck with the ’57 profile and the original extended tenon joint
  • Binding on body and neck
  • Nickel hardware
  • Original ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Trademark antique gold finish

I bought the guitar from Jimmy Wallace Guitars.  Check out their website for other great guitars.


Added some new pics here:

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20 Responses to “Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Korina Goldtop”


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  1. jhsinger says:

    A beautiful Gibson Les Paul Goldtop.

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  2. Hello

    That is a great lookin’ guitar!! My band mates places a Gibson Gold Top with P90s in there. Very very nice. I like your site.. and thanks for commenting on my blog.

    .-= Guitar Effects´s last blog ..It Might Get Loud =-.

  3. Doug says:


    Do you mind posting more or e-mailing pictures of your goldtop? I’ve been looking for the right goldtop for a very long time. I’ve never seen or heard of one with a Kornia back and neck. Jimmy’s website only shows the guitar from two angles.

    Thanks in advance and neat idea for a site by the way. I liked the fuzz pedal comparison.


    P.S. What camera & lens are you shooting with? Your images look great.

  4. nevertoolateguitar says:


    I was actually planning to go into my studio to take some more pics of it soon, so check back.

    The guitar is absolutely gorgeous. And yes, they are hard to find information about.

    Glad you like the site… tell your friends 😉

    I believe on that shot I used a Contax 645 with a PhaseOne back and the Zeiss 80mm f2.0 lens.

  5. The man was a guiness, and took guitars to a new level. His passing is a loss for the world

  6. @nevertoolateguitar Congrats for the website, and welcome in the LP owners club 😉

  7. Lisa Hoff says:

    This is pretty nice. I love it.
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