This is one of the most beautiful and specially hand-built Gibson Les Paul guitars as we have seen in many moons. The top is made from highly figured maple finished in a color distinctly different than anything that has come before – suggesting a vortex of three-dimensional transcendence into another world entirely. The gold plating on the pickups, tune-o-matic bridge, tuners and stop tailpiece is perfect – it has never seen the touch of a fuzzy fingered fretted instrument facilitator. The instrument remains, in every way, pure and virginal. If owning one of the most beautiful, original, guitars that was fully formed by fabulous fabrication fanatics in the Nashville Custom Shop is your predilection this guitar should occupy the place of greatest honor in the glass enclosed showcase in the center of your living room. Of, of course, if you absolutely had to, you could play it.