True story, my very first *audition* was with an Elvis cover band in 1976(i could not play worth shit,and i was never called back,but i had long hair!), The singer was immersed in Elvis jingoism.but hey,its Elvis,right? And he had it down.
The lead guitar player is a trucker. He shows up with a 50's Les Paul Goldtop which looks like the example,with checking beyond belief, though not as discolored,lol..but a nice looker,to be sure.I asked him what? He says he was on a long haul through the Midwest,with his goldtop in the sleeper.His truck broke down,in a blizzard, overnight temperature plunged.He was rescued the next day, and his goldtop changed forever.Character.