The 1953 Gibson Les Paul is very similar to the 1st year 1952 model with addition of serial of a 5 digit serial number inked on the back of the neck. Half of the models featured the “Trapeze” tailpiece or the stopbar bridge setup.
Palermo Custom Shop 1953 Les Paul Conversion Guitar P90 RELIC W/ Gibson Case
Gibson Carmelita Les Paul Standard Aged 9-1953 CS Collector's Choice 37 1959
Gibson CS Collector's Choice CC 37 1959 Les Paul 9-1953
Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice CC#37 1959 Les Paul 9-1953 a.k.a Carmelita
1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (GIE1039)