He talked about this guitar in a Gibson article. “I’m still looking for a ’68 Goldtop. The first Les Paul I bought was a ’68 Gold top. Now that’s a sought-after Les Paul, but I only paid $300 or $400 for it at the time. I’d love to have that guitar back — especially looking like it did before I scraped the gold off of it. I’ve got a couple of Goldtops that are close, but that particular guitar is the one. One of the rumors is that after they stopped making Les Pauls in ’60 or ’61, and then started making them again in ’68, Gibson had a lot of parts left over. If that’s true, a lot of those pieces of wood were just sitting around the factory and got used. And the pickups were great.”more
"We were kind of replicating personality-wise some of the stuff we did in the '70s. I used to have a '68 Les Paul goldtop P-90 guitar that ended up going by the wayside. I've looked all over to try to find a substitute, and I managed to find another one up in Boston. That guitar was a real go-to for the album."more
"That was one of those that I picked up kind of early in that stage (when) I spent a little more money on (guitars). And that, again, was a ’68 Gold Top that got routed out for humbuckers and I threw ’59 PAFs in it, and it is a beast." - Aaron Lewis in this [article from Gibson](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/aaron-lewis-0820.aspx).more
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