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1980 Les Paul Heritage Standard 80 ?

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Ok...so i have what I thought was a Heritage Series standard 80. Just some questions about what is original. I know some isn't original, but there are some things that aren't consistant with others. For instance, mine has an ABR1 bridge,and others I've seen have the Nashville bridge. The pickups are dated Feb 1980, and from my understanding Shaw didn't make them until mid 1980. Looks like someone put Schallers on it , but nickel Grovers were reinstalled. The truss rod cover is blank,and the jack plate is creme instead of metal. It does have the second serial #, and date code is 1980. any thoughts ?

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No info here, but I'll bump your post to say that is one fine looking guitar!

 

ETA: Pickup (and pot) dates usually should run a bit earlier than assembly of any instrument or pedal etc., as they pull parts from stock to build, so it seems like the pups date is consistent.

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That is a beautiful guitar. It sure looks like the carved top stands in higher relief than mine, a '74 Std. Perhaps it's the grain patterns in that sweet maple top that's playing tricks on my eyes? Perhaps it's a deeper carve?

Oh, and thanks for posting the great pictures of the top of the guitar. It answered a question that I had regarding the orientation of the neck pickup bezel/ring. I installed an early Duncan Seth Lover in the neck position of my '74 yesterday and lost track of the way it was installed.

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Here's an interesting thread on MLP where it's suggested that the inked codes (137 /138, 372 /373, 498 /499) began in mid 1980, but prior to this Shaw's were made with only the inked date codes.

 

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131541

 

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153465

 

"Shaw's PAF reissue debuted on Gibson's new Nashville-made Les Paul Heritage 80 in 1980".

 

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pickups/29212-tim-shaw-pickup-info-please.html

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That is a beautiful guitar. It sure looks like the carved top stands in higher relief than mine' date=' a '74 Std. Perhaps it's the grain patterns in that sweet maple top that's playing tricks on my eyes? Perhaps it's a deeper carve?

Oh, and thanks for posting the great pictures of the top of the guitar. It answered a question that I had regarding the orientation of the neck pickup bezel/ring. I installed an early Duncan Seth Lover in the neck position of my '74 yesterday and lost track of the way it was installed. [/quote']

Thanks. it is a really sweet guitar. I had a few 70s LPs ,and the tops then didn't seem to be dished . I'm not sure when they started dishing them again...maybe 1980. I think it's that lip before the arch that makes it look that way. I love it.

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Here's an interesting thread on MLP where it's suggested that the inked codes (137 /138' date=' 372 /373, 498 /499) began in mid 1980, but prior to this Shaw's were made with only the inked date codes.

 

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131541

 

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153465

 

"Shaw's PAF reissue debuted on Gibson's new Nashville-made Les Paul Heritage 80 in 1980".

 

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pickups/29212-tim-shaw-pickup-info-please.html[/quote']

 

 

Thanks for this info 80. I now have some faith that the pups may be original Shaws. I will be checking the resistance when I get home.

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No info here' date=' but I'll bump your post to say that is one fine looking guitar!

 

ETA: Pickup (and pot) dates usually should run a bit earlier than assembly of any instrument or pedal etc., as they pull parts from stock to build, so it seems like the pups date is consistent.

 

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Yes it is...I was fortunate to find one with a top like this, and it sounds awesome. I'm starting to get some encouraging info on the pups too.

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