Yessir, the only one that wasn't lacquer was the 280.
Post 2005 or so ESP started to use more of a satin lacquer to give it a subtle vintage sheen however satin and matte lacquer has silica in it to cut back on the gloss.
As a result it goes white when scratched.
Have you tested it with...
Nibs showed up on most MIJ LPs from 77 to 82 or so.
While they are nice I think most decided the amount of extra work to do that fretwork wasn't worth it.
Plus it is almost harder to do nice fret ends vs having binding covering em up.
I would happily keep it regardless but I would touch base with the seller and state it was misrepresented and WAS used due to that rash.
Then I would tell them I would keep it but considering it would not have sold for what it did if the rash was noted and not stated as new but used, you expect...
I closed my eyes and listened and I could not tell a major difference.
I honestly think how well the wood is dried plays more of a tonal difference vs the wood used.
Page used a masonite and poplar Danelectro 3021 for White Summer, Black Mountain Side, & "Kashmir" and that sounds killer.