A couple of buddies of mine had 79 Silverbursts that I got to check out when we were in high school (yes they were Tool fan boys). They were easily the nicest playing Les Pauls I had played. Fast forward to maybe 7 years ago and I had the opportunity to do a straight trade for one for my Diezel Herbert. Needless to say, I did it and seems like it was easily the right move seeing as how I'm seeing them on Reverb now for $1900. The guy I got it from was also a Tool fan and had put a JB in the bridge and the neck is the original T Top. I couldn't get that JB out of there fast enough! It paled in comparison to the T Top. Put a Suhr Aldrich in and couldn't be happier. Guitar plays and sounds phenomenal. I also later had it refretted with stainless frets as the original frets were whooped when I got it. As others have said, the price really doesn't seem too far out of the question especially considering you're in Europe and these guitars are commanding a steep price tag these days. Granted mine has obviously been played extensively and shows it, I also would not for a second consider selling for 3k as it is that nice of a guitar.