1982 Gison Les Paul Heritage 80 Award. This one is stunning to look at, plays like a dream and sings like the angels. In 1982, Gibson gave these Heritage 80 Award models to their most valued dealers to sell. The Gibson Les Paul Heritage 80 Series (introduced in 1980) was the first of Gibson's many reissues of their classic 1959 sunburst Les Paul.
These Heritage 80 Les Pauls were made in the Nashville plant from 1980 to 1982. While they had closer to vintage specifcations that any other Gibson Les Paul of the period and are not exact copies of the 1959 model. Close inspection reveals a wider cutaway and a sharper horn than on the 1959 original body.
For the Heritage 80s Gibson ditched the weight relief chambers they had been using in the 1970s and made a totally solid bodied guitar - they are typically on the heavy side. There were three Heritage Series models, in order of fanciness : the Heritage Series Standard 80, the Heritage Series Standard 80 - Elite and the Heritage Award. The models are easily identified from the model name engraved into the truss rod cover. Less than 3000 of these guitars were made in total. For the Heritage 80 series Gibson engineer Tim Shaw recreated the legenday 1950s PAF humbucker, by carefully investigating the winding and magnets of the original pickups.
These PAF recreations became known as Shawbuckers or TimBuckers and are well regarded by Les Paul collectors. This is the most sought after Heritage model , and it's in near perfect condition. Perfect for the player and collector alike.
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The item "1982 Gibson Heritage 80 Award Les Paul Standard Near Mint with Original Case FLAME" is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "acewho4" and is located in New York, New York.
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