The Les Paul Deluxe first came in the scene in 1968. At that time gold was the only color option and Gibson employed the "New York" mini-humbuckers it acquired when it took over the Epiphone company. This guitar was completed 12/18/2021 so it still has the new guitar smell. This guitar has plenty of crunch yet has a bit more brightness than the larger humbucker models. That is why they were popular with The Who and Thin Lizzy as well as a number of other rockers. This particular instruments has all of the best features of these iconic guitars and none of the ones we don't like such as a volute or maple neck. We are delighted of offer you this we an improved Canadian made hard case of all the case candy.