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    I am suprised there have been no comments from the one in classifieds. I remember a couple of years ago some builders talking about doing one like this. It's not for everybody but it looks cool.

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    Looks like a weird shaped Les Paul.

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    Its beautiful, not my cup of tea but beautiful. Hats off to David Harvey and the folks at
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    Very cool
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    I seriously love a gold top. I wonder how thick the finish has to be?

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    Dang... I love it.

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    The back is quite nice...
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    That's one of the coolest looking mandolins I've ever seen.
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    Oh yeah...I wish I never saw that
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    Default Re: Gibson F-5G Goldtop Mandolin

    Beautiful ... front & back!

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    Very nice and I'm kinda iffy on F-styles.
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    Gotta be alot of pigment of some sort on that top. Glad they lightened up the stain on the back. Alot of the older Gs (mine) have similarly brilliant maple drowned in brown stain. Pretty, but dark.
    That goldie does have a Les Paul vibe.
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    I REALLY want to try that out.
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    It is a rather expensive F5-G. They should have binded the fretboard and headstock for that price. Too bad they are closed on sundays. I would be passing by pretty clode to them.

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    Yes, strikingly beautiful. Reminds me of Butch's fancy white paint F-5.

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    Nice! IMHO, it would be even cooler with a squared off, bound fingerboard, no flowerpot, and the 60's style Gibson logo.
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    I think it's kind of cool. Definitely different. When I was in college, I bought a gold-top Les Paul, which was the cheapest Les Paul I could find, and had the top refinished. Ah the callowness of youth! I would never do such a thing today, but then I would never want to own a Les Paul today, either.
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    My first "good" electric guitar was a used '68 Goldtop - sold it so I could get a Fender Strat, madness on my part but sure I wasn't even legal to drink at that stage so what did I know? Needless to say, I'm fond of gold tops - I LOVE that F-5G!!

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    I love it too!

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    It would look really nice with Doyle Lawson's suit ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    My first "good" electric guitar was a used '68 Goldtop - sold it so I could get a Fender Strat, madness on my part but sure I wasn't even legal to drink at that stage so what did I know? Needless to say, I'm fond of gold tops - I LOVE that F-5G!!

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    Cool stuff, hope to see them make more, built this A 6 yrs ago with the Reranch goldtop can spray lacquer, used the rest of the can to pimp out an old army-navy for Encore Louie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Witty View Post
    You fool...
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    Default Re: Gibson F-5G Goldtop Mandolin

    Digging the OW GT A5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Witty View Post
    You fool...
    I know, I know - what on earth was I thinking?!

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