A buddy of mine owns four humbucker vintage LP's. I finally got around to thinking of asking the question as to which of the four sounds the best. He picked his MINT MINT MINT 59 plaintop, which I have played. But then he groaned and mentioned the problem he has with the tuners. To put this into perspective, the guitar is so mint that he has not even taken out the pickups for a peek. He'd rather leave the guitar untouched that way. So here he is stuck with tuners that are crumbling and he's afraid to really tune properly for fear of breaking a tuner. And the guitar is SO mint, that even taking off the original tuners and putting replacements on, even if they match perfectly and even if he puts back the originals when it's time to sell, could cost him thousands and thousands of dollars. So he owns one of the finest guitars on the planet and can't tune it properly. The guitar is so perfect, it's almost scarey.