I recently purchased a new Gibson Les Paul from Musicians Friend. It was supposed to be a Traditional Pro V with a satin iced tea finish. When the guitar arrived it was all gloss. I first thought that Gibson or MF put the wrong guitar in the box, but I checked the serial number on the guitar and the serial number on the box and they both matched. Box says its a satin finish, but the guitar isn't. I called Gibson to see what model they recorded the serial number as and according to them its supposed to be exactly what I ordered. The guy from Gibson customer service found it really hard to believe that the guitar was full gloss. After a long conversation with him he agreed that the guitar was indeed a gloss finish and somehow managed to make it all the way through production with the wrong finish. He also mentioned that he has heard of this happening before but it is very rare. I asked him if this is like 1 of 1000 that has ever left with the wrong finish, and he said no... its more like 1 of 10 that he's ever heard of leaving the factory with the wrong finish. He said this guitar should have been pulled from production, refinished with the correct finish, or destroyed. He said what I have isn't supposed to exist and is incredibly rare. I asked if he could give me an idea what it would be worth and he told me he is not allowed to give any advice on the value of something like this, but again said "you have something that probably only about 10 examples of this are know by Gibson to exist." I'm posting this because I want to know if anyone out there knows of any other Gibson guitars that made it through production with the wrong finish. I also want to get an idea of what something like this may be worth.