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Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1980


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Here’s a Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst dating to October 22, 1980, sporting a Cherry Sunburst finish and a non-weight relieved, non-pancake body!

The Les Paul model was introduced in 1952 as Gibson’s entry into the then-new solidbody ‘Spanish’ electric guitar field, where ‘Spanish’ refers to the way the guitar is held. Solidbody Hawaiian models had been available for some time, and Gibson had been producing electrified archtop guitars since the 1936 ES-150.

Possibly the first solidbody Spanish electric guitar was made by Rickenbacher (soon to be Rickenbacker), the Rickenbacher Electro Model B launched in 1935.

For the 1958 model year, Gibson (and Gretsch) introduced new patented hum-cancelling pickups, and the ‘new’ Les Paul Standard model was the first Gibson solidbody to receive them – and this model also received a sunburst finish. At the time, these sold so poorly that for 1961 the design was radically changed to what became the Gibson SG. The traditional single-cut, carved top Les Paul design was not re-introduced until 1968.

Here we’re looking at a 1980 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Cherry sunburst, with a one-piece Mahogany back and three-piece Maple cap, Mahogany neck with a Volute and Indian Rosewood fingerboard. This guitar is in overall good clean original condition. Tuners are the original Gibson Deluxe models with metal keystone buttons. The frets are original, with light fret wear, and it plays well as is. The finish is original with light wear on the back and around the body.

The original Gibson hard shell case is included.

Price: $3,750.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Standard
  • Year: 1980
  • Finish Cherryburst
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 82960585, dated to October 22 1980 at Nashville TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.9lbs 4.5kg
  • Scale Length: 24.55in 623.5mm
  • Nut Width: 1.681in 42.71mm
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