Opinion of the 80-82 heritage reissue LPs?

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  1. Jimmi

    Jimmi Senior Member

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    Still looking around for a couple do LPs. General impressions as to value etc? Looks like they go for around 4K. Wothr it or are you better off getting something else?

    Again, looking for a good guitar that will increase in value but not so out of the world expensive I can't play it.
     
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    Jimmi Senior Member

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    30 views and no feedback?? Just want opinions..dont feel like I will hold you too anything. Will make up my own mind...just curious about general opinion
     
  3. The Archer

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    They are made of wood and have a certain value

    thats all I can offer on this one...
     
  4. Jimmi

    Jimmi Senior Member

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    Lol.
     
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    I like my Heritage 80, I've had to restore a lot on it but it has a great figured top. It is heavier than my '96 LP but I like that in a guitar. Great tone and a nice fat neck. Before the Great Recession I saw one advertised for $12K. I assume for that price Lindsay Lohan would deliver it naked. At any rate, given that price maybe they are a good investment. I haven't played an Historic reissue so I don't know how they compare....
     
  6. pmonk

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    Because there have been several threads about this particular run of guitars!

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/norlin-years/210754-looking-buy-heritage-80-standard-elite.html

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/norlin-years/227313-ngd-1981-les-paul-heritage-elite-80-a.html

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/norlin-years/164252-show-your-heritage-80-a.html


    By far, my Heritage is my # 1.

    An absolutely beautiful guitar in looks, feel and tone!
     
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  7. Jimmi

    Jimmi Senior Member

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    I have a heritage award that was my main guitar for a long time. It has a very good tone and compares well with most guitars than I own. It has a one piece mehogany neck, 2 peice flame top, one peice mehogany body ebony finger board..set up plays like a dream. So I Ike them but this is partially an investment so wanted others opinions.
     
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    Thanks...that is very helpful.
     
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    They have not such construction (short tenon, nashville bridge) and historical correctness like current Custom Shop reissues, sometimes are fairly heavy too. But generally very good guitars, very nice and well respected with fairly high collectors value.
     
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    solid players
     
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    Is the weight difference due to the newer historicals being weight relieved?
     
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    They started doing the cheese holes in Les Pauls in 82 I believe, so anything before 82 is going to be fairly heavy, but not always, just generally speaking.
     
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    I love them. And I have a virtual museum piece for sale, if you're looking for a collectible. It's the darkburst in the Show Your Heritage 80 thread. Ping me if you're serious.
     
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    Jimmi Senior Member

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    Received & responded.
     
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    i have two, had three... like them a lot. i have to say, the best looking one i have ever seen is the one on another thread here... that i believe jim (?) is selling... gorgeous.
     
  17. Progrocker111

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    Newer Historics arent weight relieved. They just use lighter mahogany.
     
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    Buying one from another member a reissue from this period that also pretty light....maybe all down to the wood.
     
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    If you don't buy JT's, you are not serious! Best looking and deal out there.
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