NGD: Les Paul Pro Deluxe 1980

Mitchey75

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I have been searching for a black ‘Pro Deluxe‘ a long time because of the combination P90‘s & Maple Neck and the feel and look of the Ebony-Fretboard - and have finally found it! Year of manufacture 1980, really excellent condition and original except for the pots. Of course, it’s no lightweight but with a wide and soft strap it is no problem. The sound is absolutely amazing and the playability perfect (yes, I like flat frets!). The outputs of the PU's are 8,24 and 8,39 K. Incl. original Chainsaw Case gen 2 with red interior. I simply love it and it will be one of my favorite stage- and studio-guitars!
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Pros are outstanding...... that is quite sweet..... enjoy.:cheers:
 

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Hoochie Mama!!! That is awesome!!! Was it manufactured in Nashville or Kalamazoo?

 

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Thanks ;) Hmmm…last three digits are 501 so it has to be Nashville, does it? Or am I completly wrong!?
Yes... Nashville.

The Pro Deluxe is the first model that was the start up at the Nashville plant in 1975. Not sure if they were exclusive to that plant.... I think Kalamazoo made them too.
 

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Very nice....while the early one's were a little sketchy, by 80 they had them hammered out and going.

I have always wanted one, and was seriously considering buying an early 75/76 once and Ed King talked me out of it with a story he told....I lost interest and never looked for one to amount to anything, but MAN I do love the specs on these guitars.

In Ed's defense, his was also a very early model (the above is correct, they were the 1st to be produced in Nashville, and had a few "growing pains" very early on), so he probably had a pretty good reason to warn against them.
 

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A splash of color is a beautiful thing. They were on the guitar when I bought it, so I guess they were stock that year??
That's a good question. On the internet I have just seen one from 1979 and 1980 with the gold top hats but all the others have the black speed knobs.
 

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I have been searching for a black ‘Pro Deluxe‘ a long time because of the combination P90‘s & Maple Neck and the feel and look of the Ebony-Fretboard - and have finally found it! Year of manufacture 1980, really excellent condition and original except for the pots. Of course, it’s no lightweight but with a wide and soft strap it is no problem. The sound is absolutely amazing and the playability perfect (yes, I like flat frets!). The outputs of the PU's are 8,24 and 8,39 K. Incl. original Chainsaw Case gen 2 with red interior. I simply love it and it will be one of my favorite stage- and studio-guitars!
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those are so cool! congrats and enjoy in good health!
 


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