I jumped on this as part of CME's blow out prices on ES guitars. It's listed as a used floor model, but it was at their warehouse when I ordered it. I think they bought a bunch of Gibson's 2016 left over stock and sell them as used floor models so they can advertise the lower prices. Anyway, I first saw this ES-355 listed for $2595 on Amazon.com (through CME). So I called them up and got them to knock a few hundred dollars off. I figured they had some leeway since they didn't have to pay the amazon fees. During the set up, they emailed me about a blemish they found on the top. They took off another $100 off. Needless to say, I'm very happy and have had a lot of good luck buying guitars from them. I also got a deal from them last winter when they were blowing out their 2015 guitars. The guitar is gorgeous and plays beautifully. I'm not sure how I feel about the richlite fretboard. I wish I could moisturize it or something. It has 57 classics which I also have in my les paul. I love em'. The blemished turned out to be nothing.It's just around the f-holes. Overall, I'm still adjusting to it.