A Hollowed-Out 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop at Lark Street Music

Here's a 1953 Goldtop Les Paul that was owned by an American genius who hollowed it out from the back. Upon seeing it, Les Paul's personal luthier asked, "Did Les do this?" This is a great-sounding guitar — but don't try this at home. Well, OK, yes, try it! Just not on another '53 Les Paul. Or a '57. Maybe a '72 ... they're mostly too heavy anyway. An early nudge to Gibson to lighten up!
By dfanelli,

By Buzzy Levine

Here's what's new and interesting at Lark Street Music in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Here's a 1953 Goldtop Les Paul that was owned by an American genius who hollowed it out from the back.

Upon seeing it, Les Paul's personal luthier asked, "Did Les do this?"

This is a great-sounding guitar — but don't try this at home. Well, OK, yes, try it! Just not on another '53 Les Paul. Or a '57. Maybe a '72 ... they're mostly too heavy anyway. An early nudge to Gibson to lighten up!

For more information, check out Lark Street Music's official website and Facebook page.

Photos: Bernard Levine

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