1982 Gibson Les Paul Leo's Music Reissue + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Les Paul Leo's Music Reissue
Year: 1982
Finish: Lemonburst
Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight (kg): 4.36

Case: Correct Hardshell
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany with Maple cap
Tuners: Correct Kluson
Pickups: 2 x Correct Tim Shaw Humbuckers
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 4 x Correct CTS 500k

    A stunning 1982 Gibson Les Paul Leo’s Music Reissue 

    During the 1980’s, Gibson made quite a few short runs of the Les Paul for their top dealers in the US. This example is from a run of 800 made for Leo’s Music in Oakland between 1980 and 1985. Around half of these were shipped overseas. Initially constructed at the Kalamazoo factory, production moved in 1983 to Nashville. These Nashville guitars can be identified by their small  black side dots and no serial number stamped in the control cavity. 

    The top has a wonderfully multifaceted quality. This example is one the best we’ve seen from this period. There are very little signs of wear anywhere on the body and it's evident that this guitar has led a charmed life. 

    The single piece neck and rosewood fretboard show no real signs of use. There is plenty of life left in the frets. The rest of the guitar looks to be near mint condition.

    Plastics are unmarked but slightly faded with the hardware only showing slightest blemishing, maybe more from being left in the case than too much use. 

    Electronically we have a pair of Tim Shaw Humbucking pickups married to some CTS pots, dated either 1980 or 1982. All looks untouched.

    Sonically this guitar ticks quite a few boxes. The guitar has a good weight of 4.36Kg and it certainly has all the sonic hallmarks of a great Les Paul. The neck pickup is smooth and clear and the bridge has plenty of bite without ever sounding harsh or brittle. Mixed together there is plenty of clarity and none of the midrange heaviness you would expect.

    A future classic or simply a great Les Paul, grab this one before it gets away…

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