The binding is a what made me scratch my head and think could they have just replaced the truss Rod cover with a studio cover? I feel like back in the day, Gibson made some studios with binding and dot markers. Thought someone up here has one. But by 2008, they had well established that the studio line didn't come with binding. The guitar is a ways away from me and I just wanted to see what everyone thinks before I were to get up with the guy.
I'm no expert, but I checked Gibson's site: http://www.gibson.com/Products/Elec...bson-USA/2008-Les-Paul-Standard/Features.aspx What I notice is that the neck also had binding, does not appear the body had the back bound, and the R in the logo on the Gibson site is not butted up against the G, as it appears on the Craigslist. And Gybson (intentional or ?). Like I said, not a Gibson expert (far from it)-but enough to cause me to have suspicion.