Early 80s les paul headstock and horns (updated with photos)

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  1. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    Well I think I can safely say....we’ve successfully hi jacked and derailed another thread!! :facepalm:
     
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    My apologies as well:cheers:
     
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    Don’t apologize.
    I love learning about the minutiae of the les paul.
    I am going to see if they are open to offers on the ‘82.
    It just was listed this week so probably not.
    At the price they are asking, I don’t feel any urgency in spite of how gorgeous I think it is.
    I still have my 2003 to keep me company until I find the one I can’t do without.
     
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    Is this guitar on eBay, reverb, or some other auction @Moby Dick? I’m just wondering if you have an opportunity to play it or not!
     
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    Moby Dick Senior Member

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    It’s on guitar centers used vintage listings(I just showed my hand!).

    I cannot play it because it’s in New York and I’m in Detroit.
    I could buy it and return it due to their liberal return policy but I prefer not to do that unless I am 100% I want the guitar(which I do want it but I’m actually looking for a custom but was distracted by this beauty).

    So that’s my personal struggle.

    Please someone else buy it in case the lower the price and I can’t resist!
     
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    Hey @craigeymac...in this pic of your 80 and 87 Custom headstocks...besides the 87 having pointer wings, is the headstock slightly taller and a bit narrower? It kind of looks like it in the pic, and the ‘split diamonds’ are definitely in a different position compared to each other.
     
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    Various Headstocks from '79 thru '83
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    A Deadmint 1982 CAR Standard Custom Pro
     

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    I dont know mate, ive only ever noticed the pointier on the 87. I have noticed logos and stuff in different locations etc on other models, all i will say is do your homework and if its genuine it doesnt matter how the logo looks :jb:
     
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    this is my '82 custom in yellow sparkle. I bought it locally a little while ago. sorry for the crappy photo. It has a three pc. maple neck (i'm kind of assuming that), schaller winding tuners. Shaw pups and no-hole bridge. It weighs in the 10.5-11 pound range. It's in great shape and plays really well. No volute and has the same finish on the entire backside.
     
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    Oh I’m not in the market for another LP right now....I was just curious about the slight differences, and I noticed the split diamond on your two.

    It looks like my 82 split diamond is much closer to your 80 than your 87. I just find this stuff interesting.

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    Ok @mudface...whose 82 CAR Standard is that...that you posted earlier? That looks great!! :applause: It’s even got the flat top bridge that @DarrellV is looking for! :D
     
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    It's from an ad by Guitarpoint,....there's no telling how old that pic is......been on the web a while.:D
     
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    Now that is super cool!!....Very nice...:cheers:
     
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    Thanks mudface, it's been interesting finding out about these early '80's lps. It's stock and really well put together.
     
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    I have alway thought that this was a very interesting period for Gibson Les Pauls and I'm always keeping a lookout for another addition of one of these fine instruments :D

    I also try to encourage others like @cherrysunburst00 to pick one of these up while they're still reasonably affordable. Some don't know what they're missing.:D
     
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    So I just got a message from an employee of the guitar center that has this ‘82 Standard for sale.

    I asked him to weigh it for me on a postal scale.
    He said it’s 9.4lbs
    Thats pretty darn good for a non-weight relief norlin.
    Heck, that’s a couple ounces lighter than my ‘03 Standard.

    Darn,
    This is getting too much to resist.
     
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    Go get it champ!

    Also here's a pic of my headstock
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    I second that!^^^
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    i'D really LIKE BETTER PICTURES OF THAT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, PLZ! Ooops, caps lock!

    When I first spotted mine in 82-83 I remember seeing those gold speed winders on a white sparkle custom. That's where I first found out about them, and that they were a 'custom' thing.

    But there was no way I could afford the extra for a custom at that point. I couldn't even afford the Standard!

    So I'm wondering if the finish has yellowed and it used to be white sparkle underneath!

    That would be like deja vue for me, as I haven't seen one like it since...

    Other than @crazytrain513 's Swiss Miss... But please, don't make me go there!!!

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