iconic guitar.com is a virtual collection of some of the coolest and most significant musical instruments in history.
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro - Les Paul Goldtop
"Poncho" Sampedro of Crazy Horse has for the most part used his 1952 Les Paul "Goldtop" since 1978. It is a very early model with no serial number, an old Gibson logo, no neck binding and P-90 pickups. The bridge and tailpiece have been replaced.
When asked about why he takes such a rare guitar out on the road, Sampedro replied:
"It was made for me. It's so worn and trashed. I play it every night."