Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Yngwie Malmsteen's 1969 Les Paul Gold Top | Random Guitar Of The Day
Wait a minute, Strat-meister or no, I thought that owning at least one Les Paul was de rigueur for every guitar hero?
And this Les Paul Gold Top is a good one too, apparently.
According to the seller, Yngwie was reluctant to sell this particular guitar because it had a 'bright' tone he was unable to find in any other Les Paul.
But boy is the back chewed up -- probably from years of grinding against Yngwie's pirate-approved belt buckles. The serial number (836070) is just visible on the back of the most excellently ravaged headstock, which would put this guitar's year of production at around about 1969.
eBay listing for this Yngwie-owned Les Paul here.