I have this white 2013 Gibson LPJ. I got it on a lark for an insanely low price. I have worn through the laughable and incredibly thin finish within a year of sporadic playing. I removed the cheapo plastic pickup covers, and added a base plate. Those 490 series pickups are surprisingly pretty good. It has been setup properly and it plays and sounds great. It has the typical G string tuning issues but, it can be worked around. I use it primarily for recording and don't take it to rehearsals or live events. I am thinking of showing it some love by having it refinished and adding nickel covers, or swapping out the 490 pickups for something else with covers. It does not have a ton of value, so I am not really risking any resale value. I originally paid $400 for it, brand new. Maybe pearl white with a touch of sparkle top, black binding and a reddish stained back and neck? Maybe matte black with white body binding, the back either matching matte black or stained reddish. Gold top? Silver sparkle top? It was a maple top which has a grain pattern that looks a lot like ash....it's pretty nice actually. Would you do it? What would you pick?