I made it home early this morning and tore into the new 61' Les Paul. This is the second one of these I had delivered this week. The first one came from Guitar Center and it was a nightmare! It was a used wall hanger from a GC in Texas. It came in a standard Tan Gibson Case with the Pink Fur. It had pick marks all over it. I was PISSED! So I ordered the same guitar from Musicians Friend (I know GC owns them) and my experience couldn't be better! First off, it was double boxed +1 Second, it is Brand New +1 Third, it is in the Black Custom Shop Case as it should be! +1 Finally, it came with a complete and correct set up! +1 This guitar is what I expected in the first place from the Custom Shop! Perfect in every way. Setup is fantastic, tuned right up and intonated down to a half cent! Fretboard on this one is much darker and not dried out like old firewood. I am incredibly happy with this one! The GC debacle will be returned today! Musicians Friend Private Reserve for the WIN!