Prowling the pawns today and it took about two seconds to realize I'd better bring it in for a better look. I know just enough about the Japanese LP lawsuit guitars to sound foolish, but that's what I think or hoped it is. Here's what I know - It's got that real patina The workmanship is excellent, especially the binding. The bridge has been replaced It has a zero fret, and a nut I think someone added that? The pick guard is missing It's got the real Gibson headstock I will pull the pickups tomorrow when I clean it up (gently) the screws look old Otherwise I leave it up to you - what did I buy? And I like never do this, but today I did!