I was just in a pawn shop I frequent and tjey asked my opinion on a ginson les paul they had. I will try to get pics up but I have no hosting site since photobucket switched. Anyway this les paul looks as if it has been repainted to me. I know gibson made some with flat black paint but this has a bound body and neck. And the paint has some orange peel in it and you can see wood grain. I told the lady I had no clue but it looked like someone stripped and painted it. The binding was perfect though. Did gibson make a flat or matte black (not satin, no shine at all) bound guitar.