It s a real one, I never saw a fake with binding over the frets... toggle has probably been changed, may be the nut too.... six holes on the toggle cavity ? May be it s been redone to fit perfectly.
A lot of Gibson has this kind of logo, this is caused by air under the clearcoat, really...
Some good guitars were done in every year, a lot of bad too, I have a 2009 triple stain standard which is amazing, a good 2012 traditional etc.
But concerning the USA line, in my opinion, 2002 is the last year about real quality on most of the Gibson models.
Not sure which one is the most expensive or if they re the most expensive guitars I have but I love them all so much that I couldn t tell a price for it :)
1983 lp Spotlight
1969 es330/brazilian rosewood Crest gold
1972 lp 54reissue
Hi from France !
Here is mine, according to the "latesixtieslespaul" website, she s from may 1968, concerted with 60s humbuckers years ago.... I also have a 69 gold top with factory p90, 1 piece neck, 1 piece body and large headstock, probably one of the first made in 69, great too.