So I had an early day at work (I'm a carpenter, got rained out) I said to myself, lets go to Guitar Center, for the heck of it. I'm a regular there and I actually go there more to hang out and talk than to look at gear....the guys there are super cool. So Matt the manager, who is also a MONSTER player, and I were shooting the breeze.....I look up on the wall and see this really odd looking LPC. I ask him to pull it down. I look at the back and see its a 1978 Gibson LPC. I ask Matt, ....so whats the story with this one? He explained....It was bought from another GC store and returned here at the Kalamazoo store. It had a Kahler 3200, non factory. The route was done, well, not so well. So he (Matt) took it to a local Luthier, well known in the area, for a facelift/transformation to rid this guitar of a sloppy Kahler add-on. The luthier made the black plaque that now covers the area where the Kahler route is. The luthier thought that it would be a good idea, since the kahler route was so close to the original stoptail posts, to convert it into a trapeze tailpiece. I personally think that it was a homerun!! I love the look. So then I plugged it in. The action was kinda high. The setup was horrible!!! I sighted the neck, and sure enough, there was way too much relief in the neck....but plenty of room between the strings and the first fret to tighten the truss rod and achieve proper neck straightness. I was playing through a Marshall 2x12 combo....it sounded HUGE!!! The original T-top humbuckers just cranked!!! Its been refretted. I think the transformation was very tastefully done. It has the typical 70s medium slim neck. It weighs 10 lbs. It HAD some really gaudy gold pickup bezels, poker chip and switch tip....I replaced them with the factory black. No headstock repairs, no breaks. For a 39 year old guitar...actually in really good shape! I was able to negotiate a deal that was too good to pass up.....I took her home. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS......SETUP!!!! About 3/4 of a turn on the truss rod brought the neck to a perfect relief. I was then able to lower the bridge from where it had been set to get a very comfortable low action. I sprayed out the VERY SCRATCHY 1978 pots....they cleaned up nicely. Polished the frets, oiled the fretboard, re-strung it and set the intonation. Fired up the Super Reverb and plugged it in......WOW!!! That's all I can say. This Les Paul just has that classic Rock n Roll grit!!!! With a OCD V3 the tone is true 70s Rock. Needless to say, I'm very happy with this purchase!