I had a LP CUSTOM, fretless wonder, purchased in 1971..$592 @ Silver & Horlan in lower Manhattan, NYC...that guitar was stolen around 79 in Fayetteville, NC, the guitar was recovered by police at a local pawn shop….but the serial #s were completely scratched out down to bare wood. All things considered, it was the wrong guitar....dark and heavy sounding….and the frets were not conducive for what i was evolving into as a player…. i eventually I traded the guitar in ridiculously for a worthless guitar at a Seattle guitar shop in early 80s..i just could not cope with the theft and the serial #s…even years later….Since then i have played strats and finally kept a Don Grosh retro..which i love…I wonder who has that guitar now…the serial numbers were gouged out....In JULY 2020. I purchased an R8 from lance @ WILDWOOD..In all ways, I found this guitar stunningly superior to the LP CUSTOM..Sorry for the rant..It still upsets me…i have a large gun safe now..when i leave the premises..all guitars are locked up no exceptions. i just wonder where it is.