Until 5 minutes ago these were thought to have been first issued in 1982. Well, UPDATE; this one's from December '81. Serial # stamped on the ridge inside the control cavity ( a-la the Guitar Trader '59 Les Paul Reissues from '82 / '83 ), and NOT on the back of the headstock, no "Made in USA" stamp either. Could be a prototype, at any rate one of the first few made and in fine condition except for some strangeness on the treble side of the bridge - see pics - not sure what's up there, maybe had a personalized, custom inlay installed with a spoon. Unceremoniously filled, would be an easy and cheap fix with similar rosewood to look much better in no time, speaking of which, as for that "5 minutes" quip; Einstein said "There are no privileged frames of reference" or something to that effect. The way I see it, that might apply to time as well as space, so your 5 minute window might be very different than someone else's, or even everyone else's, and just want you to know we are aware of that and stand by that statement comfortably. SOLD
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