It is a darker Cherry Sunburst and looks really good! Some belt buckle swirls on the back, but nothing through the clear coat. It has a slimmer neck, I guess it is considered a somewhat 60's style neck. It has a little finish wear on the neck and a little bit of hanger rash. You can see it in the pictures.
It comes in the original case. The case is in great condition and all latches work. Original Frets have tons of life left to them.
Original Speed knobs are in great condition. Has original metal cover over the controls. Original pots date to 1981. It is a great guitar, I just want something with a fatter neck.The strap buttons are Schaller. When I got the guitar, the bottom strap button was broke so I had to put the Schaller a little bit lower from the original (Pictured).
That is what I would consider the only real "Blah" with the guitar. I can provide more pictures.I live in the Chicago area, so the Sun is never out this time of year and the pictures were taken in my basement. I would do a bit better in price if you want a Gibson 498 in the bridge and 57 Classic in the neck. Just let me know what you want. Really nice guitar, you won't be disapointed. I explained the guitar exactly as it is. The item "1981 Gibson Les Paul Standard Heritage Cherry It's a looker Original Case" is in sale since Monday, November 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "dariley" and is located in Dyer, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.