This guitar started life as a kit from Stew Mac. The body and neck arrived unfinished and the choice was left to me about color and finish. I think antique amber really brought out the grain of the flame maple top. 16 coats of nitrocellulose clear lacquer really makes this baby pop. Just like a real Les Paul this guitar has a neck adhered to body construction which is so important for proper sustain. I upgraded the kit pickups with Seymour Duncan vintage 58′ s. The pickup covers have gold leaf which kind of gives a relic appeal. All in all I was very satisfied with the end result.