So I saw an ad for a Les Paul Gold Top, read it, and while disclosed as being a forgery, I decided to at least go look at the thing. For $150 the SKB Pro Case was worth the price of entry. Got there and couldn't say no, so home it came! The woman said it had been 'upgraded' by her husband, so I decided to check it out a bit further before restringing and set up. Sure enough, a nice new set of Lindy Fralin vintage PAFs in it. Nice!! At this point Im just going to make a long story short. The guitar was playable, but frets were horrible and it fretted out all over above the 12th fret. So I had an expert friend of mine look at it and he was amazed with the neck carve and overall build quality but appalled with fret job. So, he refretted it! It is now an amazing 'pro-quality' player, and a definite 'keeper'!!! When I consider having had to return to the factory a recent 'new' Gibson I purchased, I can't help but wonder: Like Americans with buying Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans and more, when will we (Americans) abandon Gibson, Fender, PRS, etc in favor of these 'Asian' beauties? Maybe the answer is simply: When they learn to do a decent fret job (which is about all that's left to be critical of).