Hi everybody. My name's Nate, and I'm a gear-a-holic. Found this little number and just couldn't pass it up. And for $300, can ya really blame me? A 2002 Gibby LP Special Faded with a lot of natural, honest playwear. And it plays great (it's been my experience that guitars that look like they've had the **** played out of them usually play really nicely... go figure). No major issues, just some minor cosmetic ones. Some color taken away from either pick attack or where your fingers rest... The elbow bout worn down... And some finish worn from the neck. In addition to numerous small dings and a plethora of scratches... It just called to me, man! But really, I dig it. It's honest playwear, which I dig (relic'd guitars never did much for me). To use a baseball metaphor, it's like an old glove: worn-in in all the right places, super comfortable when you play it... it just feels like home. Some minor issues which I might address include the truss rod cover: it's chipped at both screw holes. But it stays in place just fine, and it kinda fits the beat up vibe. Some minor issues which I will (eventually) definitely address include the missing switch cavity cover and some wiring. Kinda hard to tell from this pic, but there's some electrical tape near the switch. The inner engineer in me cringes at electrical tape (heat shrink is much preferable, to me: it looks cleaner and doesn't leave a sticky mess). It almost looks like the guy used speaker wire, too... but I'm not in a huge hurry to re-wire this puppy, as it works just fine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? The best part about buying a used guitar, especially one with many dings & scratches, is you don't have to worry about babying it! You can focus on the important stuff: playing music. Mucho gusto.