1982 Gibson Les Paul Heritage 80 Standard
These are the ones to have!
A stunning clean and original Gibson Les Paul Heritage-80 in a sweet Iced Tea Burst finish. All original, no cracks, no breaks and in great condition after nearly 40 years. Includes the original Gibson USA brown case.
Its the same guitar Lester William "Les Paul" Polsfuss himself preferred to play when playing live later in life. As is it the No.1 guitar of Adrian "Adje" Vandenberg and many, many more great guitarists. Sounds big and powerful, very rich sound. Quatersawn Mahogany body, flamey Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard, Tim Shaw Humbuckers.
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.
For the Heritage 80 series Gibson engineer Tim Shaw recreated the legenday 1950's 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.