1981 Gibson Les Paul Heritage-80 Standard 1959 Reissue EXC COND
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Here is an excellent, and early example from Gibson's "Heritage-80" series. This model was introduced in 1980 as the flagship of the "Tim Shaw era". It was the first step in resurecting the late 1950's-early 60's glory after the experimental (puff-puff) 1970's "Norlin" era. Widely considered to be the very first 1959 Reissue, the Heritage-80 Standard re-introduced such desired vintage features as mahogany neck, one-piece body, smaller heastock w/ vintage angle, fat rounded neck profile, narrow binding in cutaway, PAF style pickups. Perhaps most notable is the return of the highly figured maple top; Very few flame-tops were produced between 1961-1979, and they were often awkward 3-piece tops.  This beauty help to re-invent a classic instrument that, over 30 years later, remains the benchmark for Les Paul collectors. This is a very early 1981 issue, placing it among the first of it's kind!!
 

* This guitar is in excellent vintage condition, appearing to have very low playing-miles: The nitro finish still has a beautiful shine, the frets & fretboard appear virtually untouched, there is no neck wear or nast buckle rash. The tone caps are the only thing that appears unoriginal...

* There have been no structural modifications, damage or repairs. Other than the tone-caps, everything appears 100% original

* There is only very minor playwear;  2 small dings on the top, a few light marks on the back & a pinky-nail-sized ding on the back edge by the strap button are prety much the extent of it.

* The are a few minor cosmetic flaws that occured as a result of storage, not playing;
   
      - The original owner etched his Drivers Liscence number just above the serial number on the back of          the headstock. the digits are very small and barely through the finish.

     - There are small marks on the each corner of the headstock where the guitar would rest on a wall-               hanger 

     - There are 3 small lines just to the right of the control cavity, where the finish had a minor reaction              to a cable or strap in the case. 

* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone.. AA Flame, FAT 59 neck, huge PAF tone!

* The tone-caps were upgraded and really put the vintage tone over the top; very loud & clear

* Super lightweight, high-quality wood; 9 lbs 1 oz, Non-chambered!

* Includes non-original Hardshell case 
  

Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz
Serial: # 80081647 - 1489


Features

Carved AAA maple top

Solid mahogany back

Three-piece mahogany neck with original-style truss rod routing and 1959 rounded neck profile

22-fret rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays

"Tim Shaw" era Patent Number humbuckers

2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, and 3-way switch

Single-ply cream binding on top and fretboard

Nickel hardware

Aluminum stopbar

Original-style toggleswitch washer and jackplate

Grover tuners

 

 

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  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: 2000 Early Custom Shop
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: 57 Classic PAF
  • Item #: 1981 Gibson Les Paul Heritage-80
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

1981 Gibson Les Paul Heritage-80 Standard 1959 Reissue EXC COND

Price: $3,459.59
Availability: Out of Stock