1982 Gibson Les Paul Heritage Series 80 Standard - Tim Shaw Pickups - Honeyburst - Killer AAAA Vintage Correct Wide Flametop - Japan Export


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1982 Gibson Heritage 80 Standard Les Paul - Tim Shaw Pickups - Killer AAAA Vintage Correct Flametop
SN#: 82652512
Weight: 10 lbs 2.9 oz's
Incredible sustain
True Vintage MOJO for days

Your thirst for the Holy Grail will never stop, but here is your opportunity to score an incredible Les Paul to quench your desire for that classic Golden Era Gibson tone. This guitar literally vibrates with resonance, it is incredibly acoustic and just drips with vintage swag. You will find that this guitar feels, plays and sounds so good, that you will never want to put it down. The striking, vintage correct top and luscious faded honey burst finish will keep heads turning everywhere it goes. Everyone knows that old woods sound the best, and this beauty is about to turn 40. These guitars were made at at a time where acquiring properly aged and dried exotic tone woods were more abundant and readily available. You can see and feel the quality of everything from the mahogany body and one-piece neck, to the dark, luscious, chocolate colored rosewood fingerboard. It's no secret that Tim Shaw captured some Holy Grail magic is his attempt to recreate the original PAF. While not every little detail is vintage correct, the tone produced by these pickups leave nothing to be desired and sound warm, thick and articulate, with a certain MOJO that have made them highly sought after. This guitar sustains for days and has a resonance with a woody and vintage feel. Warm and articulate with plenty of bite. These pickups really stand out and have a crazy good sound overall.

Usually you see a lot of quilt tops and some weak flame. This one is a stunning, vintage correct flame top. It is an attention grabber that looks phenomenal from every angle. The Standard Series Heritage 80 guitars were one of Gibson's first attempts to re-create the Golden Era of Les Paul. The finish ages beautifully to a deep amber color, reminiscent of many original bursts. The Honeyburst finish over a lightly figured, flamed maple top is simply stunning. The first time was a charm, as it turned out to be a spectacular attempt of doing a proper reissue of the original 58-60 Les Paul Burst guitars. 

Tim Shaw was given the task of designing the famous P.A.F pickups. His determination to recreate an exact copy of the P.A.F pickup drove him into investigating every intricate detail... how the coils were spun, which magnets they used, how many windings etc. Tim Shaw was very meticulous about the design of these pickups, and managed to produce a very close clone to the original. Often referred to as “Shawbuckers” or “TimBuckers” in the collectors society, they fetch a fair amount of money when they get sold on various sites and auctions. 

The Heritage Series Standard 80, was not completely true to the Gibson 1959 Burst in a lot of ways. However, all guitars were made with no weight relief or tone chambers, and they are solid body guitars. There were 3 types of Gibson Les Paul Heritage Series Standard 80. This guitar is the Standard which features:

• One piece Maghogany Body

• Tops range from regular plain top to really flamy.

• 3 piece Maghogany neck medium to semi big profile.

• Rosewood fingerboard

• Trapeze mother of pearl inlay

• Narrow binding in the cut away.

• Grover kidney tuners.

• 2 Tim Shaw designed Humbuckers

• Neckplate says Heritage series standard – 80.

• Back of headstock has regular serial number and 4 extra digits underneath, and a “made in the U.S.A” stamp. all numbers and letters are stamped into the neck


The LES PAUL HERITAGE SERIES STANDARD 80 was made between 1980 and 1982. This was an early attempt by Gibson to re-create a Les Paul from their golden age of the late 1950s.

• Brand name: GIBSON

• Product: electric guitars



• Body material mahogany body

• Body shape features carved top, single cutaway

• Body style Les Paul-style body

• Body top material flamed maple body top

• Pickguard shape raised pickguard

• Bridge tune-o-matic bridge

• Hardware color nickel hardware

• Tailpiece stop tailpiece

• Tuners Grover tuners

• Fingerboard inlay material mother of pearl fingerboard inlay material

• Fingerboard material rosewood fingerboard

• Fingerboard position markers trapezoid fingerboard position markers

• Finish colors ebony finish, honey finish, red finish
• Made in USA

• Number of strings 6 strings

• Scale length 24.75 inches scale-length

• Headstock inlays or logos pearl headstock inlay/logo

• Neck joint set neck

• Neck material mahogany neck

• Number of frets 22 fret

• Peghead (headstock) black face headstock

• Tuner layout three-each-side

• Pickup selector controls 3-way selector switch

• Tone controls 2 tone controls

• Volume controls 2 volume controls

• Pickups brand and model Gibson Tim Shaw PAF pickup(s)

• Pickups configuration 2 humbucker pickups

Cosmetically as you can see in the pics this guitar is in Excellent pre-owned condition. It exhibits only minor play wear including a few scuffs on the top by where your arm rests and a few buckle marks/very small light area of worming on the back. there is also a small are with some finish checking .. all of which just add to the mojo and vintage vibe. 

It has just been professionally set up deep cleaned and detailed. All guitars will arrive looking and playing great. The frets have been dressed/polished and the fingerboard was cleaned. (Unfinished Rosewood and Ebony boards get treated with Fret Doctor - a proprietary all natural oil that is the best on the market) It was professionally set up and has brand new strings, the action was adjusted, the intonation is dialed in and it plays excellent. All the electronics work flawlessly.

A brand new leather handle has been ordered for the hard case. (Pictured with a strap)

* Neck is Perfectly Straight and the Truss Rod Works with NO Issues

* Intonation is Spot-On

* Professionally Set Up with Nice Low Action & New American Made .010-.046 Gauge Strings

* The Frets Have Been Dressed & Polished - They Shine Like New

***Please note that international shipping prices listed are minimum quotes in some cases. Certain countries are more expensive and will require additional shipping costs. Express services such as UPS, DHL & FedEx are also available, Please contact me for a personalized quote.

About Us

The Guitar Dude is a two time NAMM Top 100 Dealer in the world who has been selling some of the nicest guitars on the planet since 2010. Known for selling the most Killer Flame Top Gibson 1959 Les Pauls Reissues and classic Fender guitars of all eras. I make beautiful guitar porn, please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter


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Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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