What to look for in an early 80's LP?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mcgriff420, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. mcgriff420

    mcgriff420 Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    I've been searching for a mid priced tobacco burst LP. The new stanards are out of my price range.

    I found this one close to home and I intend to check it out on wednesday.

    A 1980 LP Standard, 3 piece top.

    The weight is nearly 10lbs -a tad heavy

    The T-tops have been replaced with a JB and a Jazz in the neck

    The coil tap switch had been disconected when the P/U's were replaced

    Typical wormig and buckle rash on the back.

    New grover tuners and knobs -original knobs included.

    So what do I look for besides the obvious -repairs/ broken headstock, warping of the neck, fretwear etc??

    Anything special in the control cavity to look for? Pot's, caps?

    Here's a shot:

  2. never-enough

    never-enough Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    lost angeles
    10 lbs isnt too bad, my 70s custom weighs in closer to 13!!!
    inspect it like you would any guitar.
    if you can live with the weight, like the neck, etc, buy it!
  3. rockindog

    rockindog Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    I had a 1980 Les Paul Std that had a pencil thin neck. I couldn't play it very well because of the thin neck. Other than that, it was OK.

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