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1981 Gibson CS Heritage 80 Elite ’59RI Les Paul

  • Unique ID: Gib LP Her Elite 082018
  • Product Type: Guitars
  • Make: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Model: Heritage 80 Elite Les Paul 59RI
  • Year: 1981
  • Price: $6399
  • Color/Finish: Cherry Sunburst
  • Availability: For Sale or Trade
  • Condition: Excellent "-"
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1981 Gibson CS Heritage 80 Elite ’59RI Les Paul
Description:

A true classic collectable Gibson Les Paul.  The early 1980s Heritage Series is known as a benchmark in the LP arena.  Quality woods.  Tim Shaw Pickups.  The best of Gibson since the 50s till that point and beyond.  These guitars tend to be a bit beefier in the weight because Gibson was using good dense woods. Tonally this is like getting hit with a midrange tank.  VERY full sounding and musical.  Definitely not the thin shrill sound of so many LPs you’ve tried and flipped.

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This one is in Excellent “-” Condition with OHSC.   The neck measures a nice .86″-.97″ which is just a tad smaller than a typical ’59LP.  Ebony board gives some snap to compliment the dense mahogany used with the maple top.  Grover tuners are my favorite on LPs.  They are smooth and hold their place.  A touch of some fretwear that a luthier could knock out if it bothers you…it doesn’t bother me so I leave it.  Really the ‘wear’ to note is typical contact touch/rub wear.  There are a couple of very minor surface pinhead dings but nothing serious & certainly no structural issues.

If you want a LP that sounds full and fat & you want to capture that classic LP tone…this is the one for you.

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Mint - Perfect condition with no modifications or repairs. Original case and factory paperwork should be present.Near Mint - Incredibly light wear with no modifications or repairs.Excellent - May have light use throughout, instrument well cared for.Very Good - Minor cosmetic damage and some parts may be unoriginal.Good - Average wear and /or several modification form original spec. May be in need of repair.

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