Gibson / Les Paul Leo's Music Reissue / 1982 / Lemonburst / Guitar For Sale

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…

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
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Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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