I was in the local Guitar denter and they have 2 identical traditional plus les pauls. One is on clearance for 1699 the other is 2299 i believe. The cheaper one actually has a nicer top and i was very confused. After playing and fallin in love with the sweet tone i had to ask for the down low. The clearance guitar actually had been knocked off a stand and cracked the neck where all les pauls crack. It is absolutely unnoticable unless its in the right light angle. Very nice repair. They first said that was bottom dollar but now are down to $1600 plus tax. It has a real nice top and is in iced tea. Whats it worth?? How will it affect resale value as I seem to buy and resale when somethin new catches my eye. I HAD to sell my beloved blonde beauty to buy a home and NEED a paul. Thanks for anyone who has expierance with this topic or has bought a repaired one.