I was in music retail when the Deluxe was introduced. Up to that point the only Les Paul you could get with humbuckers was the expensive Custom with the "Fretless Blunder" frets. When the Deluxe came out I couldn't get enough of 'em at any one point in time to actually hang one on the racks. They'd sell as fast as I could get them off the truck. Saw Trogly's video on these, really seems to be a '50s with mini hummers. No three peice neck, volutes or pancake bodies....which may be blessings.