1 Tony Palombo 1 month ago Hi guys, need your invaluable input!I've been gassing for a new guitar and been thinking about adding a Les Paul to my arsenal. I just went into the local guitar shop and found a 2013 used Les Paul Standard priced a few hundred dollars below what I would expect to pay on the used market.I played it, checked to ensure there was no fret buzz, and plugged it into a few different amps – it sounded great. I decided to put a deposit on it and figured I would sleep on it, and come back to pick it up in the morning.When I went to the til to pay, I asked to see the case. This is what's tripped me up! When he opened the case up, it was seriously water damaged. Had spider webs still inside it, and the paper work & case candy was destroyed by water. The inside of the case looks as though the finish from the guitar had wore off onto it. The white plush insides have brown stains where the guitar would rest against the side.The guitar itself shows no obvious signs of wear... finish is good, the frets look a little dirty, and the thing could use a bit of a wipe down, but otherwise good.The case also has a flat top – no beveled arch in the top. My previous Les Paul case had such an arch, but this one is flat... that also tripped me up.I know how to spot a fake, so I looked it over for signs that it might even be a fake, but I see none. It looks legit.Currently selling for about $400 - $500 CDN less than street value.