Perhaps my favorite Les Paul model aside from the ’59 Burst, is the 1954 Les Paul with its wrap around stoptail fixed bridge and P90 pickups. What a sound they have.
Originally, these were only made with Goldtop finishes, however, today, VOS ’54 reissues have also been made available with other finishes.
I particularly like this guitar’s bright yellow (lemon) finish. With a very slight flame, it’s
almost a plane top that really shows off the brilliant lemon maple top.
Accurate to the vintageoriginal specification (VOS) of a 1954 Les Paul, except for the Goldtop finish, this guitar has a chunky neck, and plays like a dream. The P90s provide bright sparkly tones when used with lower volume, and growl with a snarl only a Rottweiler could imitate, when volume is cranked.
A wrap around stoptail with P90s in a Lemon Burst finish. What’s not to love?
2011 Les Paul Standard R4