The Les Paul "Deluxe"was issued in 1968 and it was in fact a brand new model, with it's "Mini Humbuckers" it was an immediate success. The Gold finished Maple Top, was an old look, in fact the very first production Les Pauls were also "Goldtops". This one has been well used and shows some signs, but as is often the case, they were used because they were good! Nothing changed on this one except strings. Comes with it's original Yellow lined Black Gibson Case as well...Nice "Ride" This one!