A buddy of mine has (what seems to me to be) a nice 1974 Les Paul Custom. Black, moderately worn gold hardware. It's had a re-fret and a small repair (not mod) to the electronics. Finish is in good shape for its age. He's owned it since new, and still has the tags and original case. Do we like these? How much do we like them? He doesn't play it much, and I have a hankerin' for it. I doubt I'd get him to sell, though.