Thanks. It’s really tempting. The comments by the previous owner I found were really useful and confirmed what I was thinking. If the economy was t crashing and all the dumb shit going on around us I would take the plunge. Thanks, I’m being careful. I know it’s not a fake since a previous owner saw the pictures I posted via the Les paul forum. He knew the guitar on sight and gave me the serial number. His remarks were a mixed bag. He said it sounds killer, has no breaks but it is not all original and is heavier than stated....over 8 pounds. I appreciate your counsel. It’s something to consider.