These are great guitars that very few seem to know about. The only guitar that I regret having sold was a 1956 Les Paul Custom that I owned shortly in 2000, before making the asinine decision to sell. Anyway, I recently rectified the error by purchasing a 1972 Reissue of the 1954 LP Custom. A/Bing this guitar against a 1970 Les Paul Custom that I have long-loved (a totally different guitar BTW, for those who don't know - the original 1950s Customs have a mahogany top, whereas the post-1968 Customs have maple tops), highlighted to me just how different they are from maple top LPs (99.999% of those in existence probably) and how great they are. The combination of the Mahogany top with the single coil pickups is just about perfect to my ears for Chicago Blues, Blues Rock and Stonesy-type rock tones. Goldtops with p-90s can be very cool, but I think the mahogany top sounds way better with single-coil pickups - almost perfect transparency and balance, but very ballsy. Anybody else checked out these guitars? The number of 1950s Customs and 1970s reissues of the guitar has to be very, very small. Gibson has done a remake of the guitar for awhile now, but they are vastly inferior to the real mccoys and the 70s reissues I've played - which probably accounts for why so few know about these guitars. That said, is there anyone else out there?