It was definitely in the works in 1980 by that cavity stamp. Dec 1980 the body was in production.so they are shaws? I'll have to look at finding out how to measure them.. here is a pic of the body... I thought I bought the guitar in 80.. but it may have been 81.. I'll have to see if I can find the receipt
It was definitely in the works in 1980 by that cavity stamp. Dec 1980 the body was in production.
The Shaw codes are April of 81. Must have been a sleeper...
My 82 has 1982 in there as well, so I'm inclined to lean towards a 1980.
Not as clean as yours, but that's 1982 smudged in the lower right.
Could have sat on a shelf and not been sold till 81.
Lots of love in that cavity pic!
They are Shaws.. no worries.
so Im planning on selling the guitar.. how much more should I add to the price because of Shaws?
what do you think is a good starting price for one.. eh.. you probably would need to see the guitar..LOLThe guitar already has a value as a 1980 -81 Les Paul Custom (with Shaws)....can't add more to it.
T-Tops or Shaw's same difference.
It's like adding to the cost of a '59 burst because it has PAFs......... it should have PAFs to start with.
can I post the pics here and you guys give me a ballpark?Shaw's add nothing to the value of this guitar because it is supposed to have Shaw's.
If they were missing, it would detract, but they do not "add value".
They are certainly not worth what I see some asking for them in the classifieds (and that is why they are just sitting there).
If you want a valuation post lots of good, clear photos of the entire guitar.