First, the pics: This is kind of an orphan guitar, not many people have ever heard of them, including me until I happened across this one. It's apparently the successor to the Sonex models, except these had solid wood bodies (mahogany I believe) rather than the "resonwood" bodies used on the Sonex models. It's the same body shape as a Les Paul body, but flat with no carved top. It does have SG-like bevels, front and back, on the bass side only. It's not really in the "mint" condition that it appears in the pics, up close it does in fact show it's age with lots of small scuffs and chips and the frets are getting worn too. In spite of that, it does play well with the action set low, and it holds it's tune well with the original tuners. All in all, I'm quite pleased with it, especially since I was able to pick up a true Made In Usa vintage Gibson at a decidedly non-vintage price. Now, a couple of questions - I've never had a guitar with an ebony fretboard. Does it need oiling like rosewood, or do I just let it be? It doesn't look dry at all, it's solid and no signs of cracking. Second, this is one of the few Gibsons that was made with a bolt-on maple neck. I was surprised to notice that the headstock has the usual angle to it, but there is no scarf joint - that is, it was apparently carved at that angle from one solid piece of maple. Any insights into this?