Feels kinda dumb to post about a Special next to Customs and Standards and such. But I went to GC today (mistake #1) and went looking for one of these in black (The red and TV yellow are both really ugly IMO) I found one immediately and went to plug it in, and some old-timer with a cane (God bless him) convinced me to plug into a Friedman Runt (which is now on my list of must-have gear) and it sounded great. So I decided to buy. These guitars are $150 brand new, and the GC employee goes to the back to get me one in the box, and without a second thought, I said ok (mistake #2) so I ask about any deals, and he goes to talk to his manager, comes back, and happily informs me that he knocked the tax off it, so it comes to $150 even. I think I could've gotten it cheaper (and still had gas money) if I had insisted on the floor model, but I'm happy with it either way. BTW I'd post pics, but I can't log onto my email from this device to retrieve them. Nothing to really see anyway. Just a bone stock LP Special I with P90s in flat black.