I've been GASING for an all original no issues, no stories and no excuses 61-63 Les Paul SG Standard for years but prices were just too high and I thought I would never be able to afford one. I recently got a cool 60/61 player with issues and a late 65, and while I LOVE both of them, neither really filled this particular nitch. Well, I've been saving for a while and last Saturday while surfing Gruhn's site at 3AM I found THE ONE, a super clean 1962 with the rare ebony block. The price was right and I KNEW I had to go for it. I called in the morning not 5 minutes after they opened and the sales person told me they had just got the guitar in Friday, it hadn't even been put out yet and that I must have seen it just after the site was updated and it went up. After several questions I had a couple concerns, the frets and the solder joints and they took the time to re-inspect the guitar and gave me in writing that the frets and solder joints were absolutely original and the guitar had 0 issues apart from one replaced bridge saddle (the original is in the case) and a replaced switch tip. With that in writing and the 48 hour inspection period I figured I couldn't lose so I whent for it. I recieved the guitar today and opened it late tonight. After a thorough inspection all I can say is I am THRILLED with this guitar. It exceeds all my expectations and is in near mint condition. No breaks, no cracks, no repairs, 100% original in I'd say 9.7 out of 10 condition. The entire guitar black lights perfectly without even the tiniest touchup. Even the solder joints blacklighted perfectly. It just has practicly 0 play wear on it. Very light checking on the front of the guitar and almost none n the back, sides etc. There isn't even the slightest trace of buckle rash on the back, just nothing. This particular one also has 2 P.A.F.s, not patent numbers and the covers have never been off. I think I got lucky on this one. Right place, right time. Heres a nice pic of it from Gruhns. I LOVE the grain patern on it too.