Worn out or worn in?Look at any famous vintage Les Paul player's guitars (many of which Gibson Custom has cloned for artist releases and/or the Collector's Choice line). They got beat to hell on the road in the 60s-90s, before guys stopped taking them out as much due to the value of the guitars and their worn out condition.
My MLs look and feel like vintage Gibsons to me. In fat, I was shocked by how much my ML 335 resembles my old (regretfully sold) '70 335. Only thing it lacks is the tobacco smell and musty dust balls in the f-holes. I used to pine for that '70 335 but the ML is a much superior guitar, so I no longer hunt for the old one on Reverb.