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Les Paul Artist Series - Pete Townshend Deluxe Gold Top '76
A legendary goldtop, destroyed and reborn
$3,999
Original '70s construction techniques bring to life this '76 Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, based on a guitar originally played by Pete Townshend on stage and now displayed in London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Pete's beloved DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker joins two Mini-Humbuckers for modded tone. Limited to 150 units only!
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: C
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany w/walnut stripe
Pieces: 7
Density: Low
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: 7 hole
Average Weight (body only): 6 lbs. 6.3oz
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Slight carve
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 3
 
Details
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: Rounded
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: .930"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 635.03 gm / 1.4 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Mother of Pearl "Gibson"
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 5.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: 0.048"
A: 0.038"
D: 0.028"
G: 0.018"
B: 0.013"

e: 0.011"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3053cm / 1.695" @ nut, 5.7404cm / 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 "
Average Weight: 117.93 gm / 4.16 oz
Finishes
Gold Top
Color Code: GT
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Gold
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Mini Humbucker Mini Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4250 / 4250 4250 / 4250
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico 2 Alnico 2
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions: 9.525 cm x 12.7 mm / 2.375" x 0.5" 9.525 cm x 12.7 mm / 2.375" x 0.5"
Polarities:
Cover: Chrome Chrome
Qfactor: 3.72 2.99
ResistanceDC: 17k ohms 26.4k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 1719.07 1421.77
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Audio taper 500K Audio taper
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type:
Peak Voltage:
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Chrome button Kluson style
Material: Chrome
Weight: 1 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14404 / 405
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Wireless ABR
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10510
Weight: 72.5748 gm / 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: Chrome
Part Number: 430-19467
Weight: 6.0 gm / 0.21 oz.
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Thumb Wheel style Strap Lock
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-20050
Weight: 36 gm / 1.4 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Les Paul
Part Number: 430-20051
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black/white bell hot stamp white "Deluxe "
Part Number: 430-19380
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Hat w/silver insert
Part Number: 430-19631
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Oversized Les Paul
Part Number: 380-20831
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: Smooth Black
Part Number: 430-19324
 
Switch Washer
Style: Cream with hot stamp gold
Part Number: 430-19293
 
Trim Rings
Style: Cream
Part Number: 430-13894 / 430-13893
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss rod wrench
 
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None