Another one I used to own, now being played out regularly in New Orleans, paired to my old 1962 Vibrolux. 3-2495 is a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Standard, and the best sounding Les Paul I have ever owned or played. Weighing in at under 8 lbs, this one served in Nashville for many years before I owned it. All original, small frets, intonates remarkably well with 10s, and proper neck angle. Some pics just FYI. I wish I could tell the story behind all this real-deal wear and tear. But maybe the guitar tells its own story. Heavy checking all over - Interesting top wear down near the butt of the guitar, and a rather shallow early 50s dish, beautiful full top carve. Other than checking, no significant back wear - other than the top edge and the bottom heel. TRC far from the nut, original buttons in great shape - probably didn't spend a lot of time in its case, but more than that these early buttons seemed to hold up better. Neck is riftsawn, not quartersawn. Beautiful dark board and original frets Foam shim under bridge pickup to move it closer to the strings - the only mod, and reversible. 1953 solder untouched Beautiful flat to riftsawn back - again, so little through-wear except at that waist edge. One last shot - interesting how the checking is a little less around the knobs, which is unusual.