1982 Gibson Les Paul Heritage 80 Award Serial# 45 of 50


    This is a special one. The Heritage Award. Built between 1980 and 1982, the Les Paul Heritage 80 series was Gibson's first offering of a faithful '58-'60 LP Standard flametop reissue. The Award model was the uppermost offering in the Heritage reissue series, a release that included Standard and Elite models as well. Limited to just 50 instruments, the Award was offered as a reward to top Gibson retailers with outstanding sales numbers. This guitar is #45 of the series, and is crafted with an handsomely figured bookmatched tiger flame maple top, a brilliant cherryburst finish, and all-gold hardware to complete the faithful vintage appearance.

    Built with the full '59 style neck profile of the original Standards, the guitar is also fitted a premium solid ebony fingerboard, in the style of the Les Paul Custom. The pickups were meticulously recreated PAFs by pickup expert Tim Shaw, and feature his standard 137 neck pickup, and slightly overwound 138 bridge model. Action is smooth and low action over a fresh high-precision setup. Finish and hardware are 100% original. There is bucklewear on the back and some other finishwear. The original hardshell case is included.

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