Friday, September 16, 2011
Roy Buchanan's Gold Top Les Paul | Random Guitar of the Day
The late Roy Buchanan established a unique voice with his blazing work on his 1953 Fender Telecaster. In his hands, the Telecaster was rock, country, blues, soul and gospel; transcending genres. Roy Buchanan pushed the boundaries of the instrument well past its traditional country role.
But back to this guitar.
Roy apparently purchased this 1983 Gibson Les Paul 30th Anniversary Gold Top from a music store, recorded with it, and appears with it on the cover of his album Dancing On The Edge.
According to the seller, this Gold Top Les Paul was sold by Roy Buchanan's widow after his death to Gil Southworth of Southworth Guitars. Thorough documentation from both Roy's widow and Gil Southworth accompany this guitar -- and it even retains the original strings that Roy installed himself!
You can check out the eBay listing for this guitar here. As always, ask the necessary questions and do the research before committing.