Re: How'd you get ahold of your first les paul?
Back I. 2010 I was looking around for my first Gibson. Found a deal for a brand new Gary Moore BFG on eBay, with a price a good $500-$750 less than stores here in Aus. So I jumped on it.
It arrived a week later, but there where a few problems with it so I contacted the seller to send it back. In the end I had to pay $55 for a courier to return it to them, but I got a full refund otherwise.
That was the end of it, as far as I knew, so continued looking for a Gibson. Then, out I the blue, 2 months later I got a call from the courier company. They said they haven't been able to delivery it, and unless they can in the next couple of days they will destroy it. So I gave them my address and it was delivered tht day.
I oukdn't contact the seller so I figured it was mine. Spent 20 minutes and fixed it up. Been with me nice then and also fun to show off my $55 Gibson :-P