Always wanted one of these but never got one until now. When I saw zzounds blowing them out @ $999 I picked this one. She weighs 7lbs 2oz, plays and sounds great. Maybe a little darker than a maple topped Les Paul. Has a great fat 50’s neck (my favorite). I wish more Gibson’s had that. These are NOS 2016 models. My inspection card is dated 02/17/16. For under $1000 a Gibson with HSC, 50's neck and a killer 1 piece back. This was a no brainer for me.