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    1980 Les Paul Deluxe

    Without getting too deep into politics, I can guarantee that that isn't true. πŸ˜›#OrangeMenace And it was a seizure auction, so I feel bad for whoever had their wonderful instruments taken. But at least I can give this one a new home where it will be played and enjoyed!
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    1980 Les Paul Deluxe

    It would seem they're Bill Lawrence pups. I found this pic on someone else's thread in regard to another 1980 Deluxe, and these look exactly like what mine has: https://photobucket.com/gallery/user/jmonk/media/cGF0aDpNb2JpbGUgVXBsb2Fkcy9JTUdfNTAwMl96cHN3bGZ4dGo5NC5qcGc=/?ref=
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    1980 Les Paul Deluxe

    Thanks Pip. πŸ™‚ I sure did. I actually just went and picked it up today. It's in pretty decent condition, and sounds great. The pickups and their wiring are a little strange - the treble circuit is way quieter than the rhythm circuit, almost like a telephone effect. And I'm not sure what the switches are doing exactly, but it almost seems like it's set up to use them on the rhythm circuit to dial in more or less treble. Also gotta figure out how the Kahler bridge works. Appreciate the feedback!
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    1980 Les Paul Deluxe

    Hey! Sorry for the confusion!! Here’s the auction listing with pics: https://auctions.cwsmarketing.com/lots/view/1-28ZRVB/gibson-guitar-les-paul-deluxe-model-1980
  5. Hey all! I just got a great deal on a 1980 Les Paul Deluxe in an online government auction. According to the serial, it was made in October 1980. I'm not sure what kind of pickups are in it, but I'm guessing they're non-original (my research suggests they could possibly be SD Hot Rails?). It also seems to have three switches near the volume and tone knobs (no idea what they're for). It has a Kahler tremolo, which I believe is probably after-market too. Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to actually play it before purchase, but it looks like it's in decent shape, so fingers crossed (...I know, I know, but the price was too good). I'm curious if anyone else might be able to decipher a little more about it from these photos? I'm mainly interested in knowing what the pickups are, and what those switches are for. But I'd also love to know what the general consensus is on 1980 LP Deluxes, and what it might be worth. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers! πŸ™‚ LPDLX-1 LPDLX-2 LPDLX-3
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