Wow, the Wine Red finish is stunning, but I think it would look better in Pehlam Blue and with an ABR-1 - ditch those weird tuning pegs put on it too. Sending to my luthier tomorrow... KIDDING! I saw this guitar and knew I had to get ahold of it. The 4 advertised photos in the seller's listing were not enough - the world needed more detailed shots of this guitar. I went and bought it from him to give it the proper documentation it deserves. I can see why Howe liked this guitar. It really is the "King of Power Chords." The ebony-rosewood-ebony fretboard feels like silk to play on. It's not overly bright sounding like my last 3 The Les Pauls. The neck is more of a 60s/medium profile rather than the super slim 60s like the other one I still have. - it's just the perfect player all around. The finish feels like glass - so smooth. Howe's might have a first-year 1976 serial # plaque - Reg. No. 26, but it was definitely made before that - unstamped Tttops, '75 pot codes, transitional tenon - and the mahogany core to this guitar is actually a PANCAKE! - first time I've seen that on a TLP. The wooden appointments to this one more closely match that of the ANT TLPs instead of other Wine Red TLPs giving it an even eviler look. She weighs in right in at 11lbs. All original minus new tuner buttons put on by Howe back in the 70s/80s and one replaced fine tuning piece on the TP-6. This guitar is far from mint condition, but not trashed like you'd think a toured-with-guitar would be. It was well cared for, but there are scratches and a few light dings on the top, some buckle worming on the back and more light finish dings and some stand rash on the sides of the neck. The gold hardware is fairly worn on the pickup covers, bridge and tailpiece. Howe toured with this guitar - played it in his music videos - even put it in his book. It's in well-loved, played condition. I made a video of it - I start playing at 17:35 I love this guitar. Next to my other ANT TLP - Now I can join the Ranks of Mr. Slubowski in posting a photo of both a Wine Red and Antique Natural TLP in the same shot! A right of passage in my eyes.