1982 Gibson Les Paul 30th Anniversary Goldtop

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Summary: In 1982, the Gibson Les Paul 30th Anniversary gold top appeared, marking the 1952 introduction of the Les Paul. However, the guitar itself is a based on a 1958 model Gold Top. Built between 1982 and 1984, these were the last Les Pauls built at Gibson's historic plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Gibson Les Paul 30th Anniversary Gold Top features reissue 1958 body specs, with a single piece mahogany body and a maple cap, a one-piece mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard with a 30th Anniversary engraving on the 19th fret position marker. As a reproduction of a 1958 model, it has what were then new humbucking pickups. These pickups were designed by Tim Shaw, one of Gibson's engineers, as one of the earliest efforts by Gibson towards reproducing the original PAF design and build.

Body: Mahogany with a bound Maple top, Goldtop.

Neck: Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, 1 11/16” nut width, 12” radius, pearl trapezoid inlays, 22 frets, “30th Anniversary” engraving on the 19th fret.

Pickups/Hardware: Two Tim Shaw designed humbuckers, original hardware, keystone tuning keys, 2x volume/2x tone controls/3-way pickup selector, cream pickguard.

Cosmetics: This Les Paul is in great shape. It has light surface scratches on the body and a few small dings here and there. There is little finish checking on the top and other small indentations. The back of the neck is slightly worn and smooth. The headstock has a bit of wear on the edges. The bottom the guitar between the strap button and the output jack there is a bigger indentation (See Photos Please). The "G" string tuning key is bent a little but still works properly with no tuning issues. The frets are in great shape, and it plays very well.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 9.69 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.