Joe Walsh’s 1970s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop (Bigsby)

Joe Walsh was spotted using this particular guitar on a few occasions during the 1980s. One instance where he was seen using it was at the US Festival held at Glen Helen Park in Devore, California in 1983. Another instance was during the Eagles’ performance at the Beacon Theatre on September 2, 1987.

As far as specs and history, this guitar is a complete mystery. It’s obviously a Les Paul Goldtop with a Bigsby tremolo, and with the metal pickup cover removed,

Another Modified Deluxe?

If you zoom in on the photo below from Getty, you’ll notice that the truss cover reads “Deluxe”, so this was likely another 1970s Les Paul Deluxe that Joe modified with full-sized humbuckers. He has done this previously on at least one of his guitars – on his 1969/70 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe “Rocky Mountain Way”.

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