YES! I have a 1981. As for the tailpiece, since I won't use the fine-tuners, I just cranked them tight and leave them alone. I absolutely love the flip-out tuners! It is heavier than you'd expect, but it plays and sounds damn nice.I've got a burst. I don't know what year it is but the coil tap switch is on the lower horn instead of by the other knobs etc.. I don't remember it being any heavier than my Lucille. The neck is good size and seems almost as big as the Lucille. One of the things I really like are the tuners that have a little flip out handle. Thay make restringing just a little easier.