Mr Woof, Do you or have you played slide on it? I have a 65 LG-1 Sounds sweet,incredible for slide, but low on the volume side. I have tried a late 40's or mid 50's LG-1 at Norms rare guitars. I turned to mark,(the guy who went to Gibson), I asked "whats with this, it is as loud as a Hummingbird". He said, "Man, its the wood. Aged wood".