1959 Gibson Les Paul Special -- Ebay

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This one has me puzzled:

Vintage 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special P-90s Early '59er | eBay

Item number is 130570501338 and the auction will close in 2 days. There are two issues with the guitar. First the neck was re-set by the previous owner. However, it looks like most of the damage was to the neck. See the scar on the neck above the heel.

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Next, the caps on this guitar are not bumblebees. Is this a concern?

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There is no detailed shot of the back of the headstock, thus no serial number can be ascertained. All things considered, is the guitar fairly priced?
 

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I've seen Astron caps in one of Tom Wittrock's 59 bursts. Gibson used these a bit in 59.
 

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The guitar has been relisted as item 130573500438. But alas, I will be on the road, unable to bid, and sign for the package. Wifey is watching the front door like a hawk for any large packages that say G-I-B-S-O-N, or look like they have a guitar inside. At under $5K, it is tempting to click the buy button. The caps can be replaced with Bumblebees at a reasonable price, so the neck is the only real stumbling block.
 

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