I recently picked up a copy of CREEM magazine (Boy Howdy!) from October 1976 at a flea market. Along with a cover story on the Stones are several great (from a nostalgic standpoint) features, including an overview of music gear. From the guitar section: Gibson: "All praise to Gibson for taking giant steps this year to improve their Les Paul models. One major improvement in the new Les Paul Deluxe, standard and custom models, is a maple neck with rosewood fretboard instead of the traditional mahogany neck. The harder maple sustains longer and has a cleaner brighter tone, as well as having less chance of neck warpage or breakage." :Spank :Spank :Spank :Spank :Spank The best quote in the whole mag is from Keith (of course) responding to Ian Anderson's criticism of the Stones for leaving England due to tax reasons: "He sounded more like some provincial tax accountant. Who wants that freaky acid head flute player teaching you about tax anyways?" And regarding Mick Taylor: "Mick Taylor is basically a cold fish."