Les Paul XR-1

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  1. Macs69

    Macs69 Member

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    Fishing for opinions on a 1982 Les Paul XR-1. What's your feedback, and what do you think one's worth in Silverburst, very clean shape.
     
  2. Janglin_Jack

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    I sold my 1982 XR-1, (tobacco burst) and I got about $800. It had non original pickups, but I did sell it with the neck Dirty Fingers PU.

    Jack
     
  3. Macs69

    Macs69 Member

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    Thanks! Would the XR-1 be the equivalent of the modern Studio? or a Standard?
     
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    I had a Cherry Sunburst XR-1 i bought it at a Pawn Shop for $200 and turned around sold it for $750.00, this was a couple of years ago... Huge Neck as I recall...
     
  5. Drew68

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    The Studio was released, IIRC, just a year or two after the XR-1 was dropped and was marketed as a "no frills" Les Paul. Like the XR-1, the first Studios had no binding (they still don't) and dot inlays. In fact, the only real differences I can see between the two instruments is that the XR-1 had Dirty Fingers PUs, a coil tap switch and, of course, the larger headstocks.

    So yeah, the XR-1 gave way to the Studio.

    IIRC, Gibson also had a "XR-2" with mini humbuckers.
     

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