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1980 LS-80 "Tres Hombres"

 
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TEX
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: 1980 LS-80 "Tres Hombres" Reply with quote

As motivated by f5joe's post, I'll contribute these shots of my "Tres Hombres" (1980 LS-80 Les Paul Reborn, Reborn Old, and Love Rock, respectively). I've just "officially" joined y'all on the post but have been simply a voyeur for several years. I certainly appreciate the knowledge and entertainment you've provided during that time. So please, keep it coming! Here's to you fans of the LS-80:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.. and welcome..

Mick
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great trio
how can you compare those three guitars - feeling and sound? basically they should be the same guitars, am I correct?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bassman..... 68 yes? Looks a minter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TEX: Welcome, really, really nice stuff!

I think I'm moist.
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TEX
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Camparitively, the weights are as follows:

LP Reborn - 8.8 lb
Reborn Old - 9.0 lb
Love Rock - 9.2 lb

As you can see, the fretboard on the LP Reborn is quite a bit lighter in color. And I'll swear you can tell a difference between them (which I happily embrace-I'll chalk it up to personality). Although I've never measured the neck circumference(s), they seem to vary by feel (oh, so slightly). All still have their GOTO PAFs and will continue as such. And don't even think to ask me which to be my favorite (do you tell that sort of thing to your kids?).

Take care, fellas!

By the way, that Bassman dates out as a late '66, with some serious mojo to boot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Comparitively..."

Please excuse the typo. I'll blame it on Shiner Bock.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TEX wrote:
By the way, that Bassman dates out as a late '66, with some serious mojo to boot.


Really! That is early for the silver grill with the chrome rim..Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are all LS-80 models? Nice collection.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I?m more the Strat guy, but these 3 are awesome! Great photos!
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TEX
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, all three are LS-80 models manufactured in 1980. True to form, the LP Reborn and Reborn Old have "80" imprinted on the fretboard, but the Love Rock does not. As "villager" had shared photos of his highly flamed LS-80 a bit ago, I'll note both of these Burst tops seemed to have just fallen short of an LS-100 status, in that neither are "plain tops." Actually, in the neck PU cavity of the LP Reborn, the "LS-80" stamp was hand corrected to 100 (this body almost got the call to the upper echelon).

But on both of these Bursts, the top half carries the bulk of the aesthetic fireworks.
Even the Reborn Old has some nice figuring.

Take care, fellas!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TEX ... what a beautiful harem you've got there ...
Congrats ... I love those old guitars being in an excellent condition.

But - I'm more jealous because of the wonderful looking Bassman ...

Roger
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TEX
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. That Bassman is a tone machine (and it'd sound a lot better with someone with some real skills)! That's a pawn shop find from many years ago, and its cab is a huge 2X15. Just playing at the house was highly infrequent, in that, to get that drive I was rattling windows and driving neighborhood cats out of the county. But now with an attenuator and smaller cab for that 50 Watt monster, I get to enjoy its warm company daily. I highly recommend that Blackface Bassman. Even in the inflated vintage amp market, you can find 'em for a pretty decent cost. Take care.
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