Nothing wrong with the 3 bolt neck. I've bee a G&L player since inception.
The Leo era guitar, with 3 bolt necks are far superior instruments than the BBE models of today.
Much more adjustability. Just keep the bolts tight.
All I had to do was own it. Bought mine brand new. Only for tracking in the studio. Kept in case in guitar closet.
In about 5 years the finish cracked all to hell.
Sorry I don't have a photo after the cracks. Sold it the same day I found the cracks.
That's why I opened the case, Had a buyer.
Only guitar I've never gigged is the Martin OM-28 I just picked up.
I would have trouble taking a $3000. acoustic into a bar. Not to say I haven't done it.
But a Les Paul is pretty tough.
If you're afraid of scratching it. You shouldn't have bought it in the first place.
Cause... If you...
What they look like not near as important as how they sound through a proper tube amp.
If buying on looks alone. You'll never find "THAT Guitar".
If playin through an emulator. May as well save some money and buy an Epi.
I am always pulling on my strings when I tune.
If the strobe is moving a tad sharp I'll try to stretch the string into tune 3 0r 4 times before I'll tune down.
Then if I have to tune down. You bet, I'll stretch before going back up.