Vintage 1981 Gibson Heritage Series Les Paul Standard-80 Honey Amber Burst
We are proud to offer one of Gibson’s historical greats. It’s a 1981 Honey Amber Flametop Gibson Heritage Series Les Paul Standard-80. Build date of this old beauty was April 24th 1981, Nashville, USA. This series were Gibson’s first reissues of the legendary late 50’s bursts. Although they were not as accurate as we have come to expect today they were wonderful instruments and have become very sought-after in their own right. This one is a beauty with a stunning vintage honey amber burst top. The maple flame is absolutely breathtaking, I don’t think the pics haven’t done it justice. It is well along the road to being a real vintage classic with the binding naturally discoloured and the metal hardware grey and oxidised. It gives you all the tone you could dream of courtesy its original Tim Shaw humbuckers. Weight is weight 4.4kg and it plays like a dream with plenty of sustain. Neck is dead straight, truss rod fine and plenty of life left in the frets. No electrical or structural issues at all. It has its original Grovers, although one has lost it’s mirror cap, and it looks like it's had other tuners fitted in the past. The is a split in the plastic pick up ring for the neck pickup, very common on older Les Pauls. The binding is seriously discoloured. There are bumps and scuffs over the guitar but no history of break or repairs. All wear is commensurate with age and nothing bad has ever happened to it. Comes with original Gibson hard case, looks cool, well worn in but all latches working. Handle has fallen off as usual with these cases, but is included so may be able to be re-attached. I’ll let the pics tell the rest of the story…. This is a stunning vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard in every respect.
At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special. All pictures are of actual guitars, all guitars are in hand and we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship worldwide to the USA, E.U, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and of course the UK.