1982 Gibson 30th anniversary Les Paul Standard publicity sheet

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Gibson Catalogues | 1982 flyer index

The early 1980s Les Paul Standard was quite different from the 1950s original; the limited edition 30th anniversary reissue took some of the more desireable features of the original, and a few from later on to create a guitar quite different from the regular LP Standard on sale at the time. Compare the specifications of the 30th anniversary reissue here to those in the previous catalogue from 1980. The most obvious thing is the classic gold top, that, although regularly applied to the Les Paul Deluxe was not available on the Standard at this point, but also the SP-1 peghead with 17° pitch and nickel plated (rather than chrome) hardware throughout. Another important, but far less obvious change, was the maple neck - now back to it's original one-piece mahogany, with three-piece mahogany a non-original but quite desireable option.

So how did it differ from the first 1952 Les Paul? It had the improved stop tailpiece / Tune-O-Matic bridge and re-engineered Tim Shaw PAF humbuckers (rather than P90s), and as such was rather like a late 50s Les Paul too - perhaps the most desireable period. Finally, the 19th fret held a special commemorative "30th Anniversary" inlay.

The main image below (minus the fold-out specifications) was also placed in various guitar magazines to publicise the model.


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