I have an early 80's Les Paul standard that took me by surprise.. it's has Tim Shaw number stamped pickups, PAF stickers on th p/u rings and a chevron figured tobacco burst finish with a somewhat unique pattern on the front. I have always felt it was a special guitar and recently came across a calendar photo of a '59 and was taken back as the picture in the calendar was almost identical to mine. Is it possible that these early reissues were indeed reincarnations of the originals..? I suppose. Tell me what you think! The flattened grain pattern on the left top side is astonishingly like the calendar photo of a genuine '59.. including the reversed chevron.