An accurate replica of the shallow hollow-body model that defined the tone of so much '60s and '70s rock and roll. This has the classic 1958/'59 Gibson neck, with the meaty rounded profile so many players prefer because of the additional leverage it gives your left hand. Replicas of the '57 PAF humbuckers certainly take care of tone department, and at 8 1/4 lbs it's not a shoulder-killer when on a decent strap. This Reissue was done with only the slightest relic treatment, namely the slight tarnish look to the nickel-plated hardware and a rubbed-but-not-glossy look to the finish and pickguard (there is no artificial playing wear to the body or neck). The neck has a nice dark Brazilian rosewood fretboard, note that there's a very shallow sap pocket between the 8th fret and the 9th fret pearl dot (about the size of a small grain of rice). This could easily be filled if the new owner prefers, but since it's a "wood thing" we don't consider it a defect. You almost need a magnifying glass to detect fret wear, no other signs of use. Original Custom Shop case with COA.