So, we often discuss Gibson's faded and worn finishes... Some folks like them, some others don't.

I myself had to educate myself before I could really appreciate the worn brown finish on my '61 RI Gibson SG... At first I missed the filler and the thicker lacquer.

Well, that finish DOES INDEED create a "played in" look and feel... here's my SG and my father's old Mario Gropp acoustic. This guitar is a good couple of decades old and has been played a lot.

Pretty cool, isn't it?