This is a used instrument in very good condition, that is fully functional. From the Gibson Custom Shop, this gorgeous '61 SG Les Paul Custom Historic has the very rare Black Cherry Sparkle finish. We tried to show the beauty of this finish with some natural light photos, but the finish has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Original hardshell case and Certificates are included with sale, as pictured. There is some minor aging wear to the gold plating on the pickups, as shown, and there are very minimal surface scratches on the guitar, but nothing major. This guitar plays with low action and rings out clearly up and down the board. This is a great player. There certainly not many in this color around, so this guitar will most certainly appreciate in value.