I posted last week about a clearout sale at Tom Lee. I ordered one of these. They sent me an email to say it was a demo unit but was in as new shape and did I still want it. I dithered a bit then decided to go for it. I plan to basically gut the guitar and build it into a gigging guitar so I wasn’t worried about a few minor scratches. I needn’t have worried. I can’t find a scratch on it. It is the best setup Gibson I’ve purchased new in several years. It had new strings and obviously had been tweaked at Tom Lee. Even the fret ends had been touched up. My only complaint is the nut needs a small tweak. The G string is a little sharp if you fret the first couple frets hard. It is a very nice weight relieved Les Paul, great sustain, and classic Les Paul tone. My plan was to gut it but it plays and sounds so nice I’m not in a hurry. I have a set of Sigil pickups to go into it and I’m going to rewire it 50’s style. Eventually I may install some locking tuners and a different bridge. The 2017 models have a glossy top with the faded finish on the sides and back. It looks way better than in my cell phone pictures.