I just got another one of these before the used market is the only option. These are great guitars and I'm convinced the only reason Gibson stopped making them is the profit margin wasn't big enough (just my opinion, not really worth much). Just compare what these go for compared to the closest thing Gibson still makes and these are a super bargain (AA burst top, 50s fat neck, Burstbucker Pros). The other one I have is a mod guitar from CV Guitars (PG mod) and this has quickly become my go to guitar. I know some will poo-poo it because it doesn't have a long neck tennon, weight relieved etc. Blah, Blah, I used to think that too which is why I got a 58 Historic VOS a few years back. There definately is better fit and finish on the Historic but the tone is the main thing here and the Faded sound great- especially when they're going for 1/2 of what a Historic goes for. I know some don't care for the satin finish, I was weary at first too but I really think it contributes to the great tone. What do ya'll thnk?