HSJS's page

my guitars

this guitar's pet name:
Goldtop
serial number:
None entered
make:
Gibson
model:
Les Paul Deluxe 1969 Goldtop
colour:
Goldtop
description:
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1969 Goldtop

* Mini-humbuckers

* Some minor surface cracks in the finish and some typical wear and tear on the body of the instrument.

* Had a sparkly gold star sticker on the pick guard and a Mercury Rev sticker on the body of the guitar behind the bridge at the time it was stolen (although possibly removed by whoever stole the guitar).

* Tag on the head just said "Deluxe".

* Mods included Schaller tuners.
This guitar is currently stolen.

The following details for this theft have been entered:

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1969 Goldtop with mini-humbuckers. Stolen from our rehearsal space the Sound Mill recording studio in Bloomington, IN in the Summer of 1994. I know it's a long shot but hoping to track it down to buy it back.

I loved this Les Paul, now it's been 25 years, and it's the longest of long shots, but I'd like to track it down and buy it back. I don't have the serial number but I'm trying to get it now.

I bought it from Manny's Music in 1990. While I was on tour with The Lemonheads in the summer of 1994, I stupidly left some of my gear stored in my band Antenna's leased rehearsal space at a now-defunct Bloomington, Indiana, recording studio called The Sound Mill. The story at the time was that a studio employee named Jacques made off with a bunch of studio gear, including this guitar, and crossed the border to his native Quebec and, presumably, sold all of the gear. By the time I got back from tour, the theft had occurred several weeks prior. There aren't many of these guitars, so my wife's theory is that maybe there's a way to narrow down the sales of this model that occurred within that time period. Difficult detective work, to be sure. But who knows?

There were some minor cracks in the finish and some typical wear and tear on the body of the instrument. It had a sparkly gold star sticker on the pick guard and a Mercury Rev sticker on the body of the guitar behind the bridge at the time it was stolen (although probably removed by whoever stole the guitar). You can message me on Facebook or reply here if you have any ideas about how to track it down. I'm sure it's been sold a time or two since then, but I'll buy it again. Thanks, John Strohm

Here's a video with close ups of the guitar at 5:19, 5:46, 6:23, 6:35, 8:17, 8:45, and 10:25.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uQ3x-LBZi8

about me

member name:
HSJS
town / city:
Nashville
country:
USA
guitarists I like:
None entered
music I like:
None entered
other interests:
None entered
bio:

Musician

Send HSJS a message

You must be logged in to send a message.

Login