I have a '78 Gibson L5S -- at the time it was the top of the line solid body guitar that Gibson offered, and, as was Gibson's practice, it has top of the line specs. It was meant to be the solid body equivalent of the L5 arch top. It's a solid-maple guitar with binding front and back, tons of gold plating, all that. When I bought it, it was in near-perfect condition, and I was working in a rock band with a crash-bang attitude, and I had other guitars that were more appropriate (including for road use. As a result, over the years, the guitar wasn't played all that much, and it's stayed in near-pristine condition.Ya know there's a reason that some vintage guitars made 60+ years ago are still in "mint" condition... they play like crap, so nobody has played them. I actually like to see a little play wear when I'm considering a vintage investment. It helps moderate the premium for "mint" AND it suggests that somebody loved the instrument enough to play it a bunch.
It plays beautifully and sounds great.
You can't buy a new L5S at any price, and if you want something that looks and plays like the original, you have to look pretty hard to find one that's retained that look and feel. There are folks who are enthralled by the dings and stains and rotted finish of the hard-played examples and others who want a guitar that represents what the guitar was like as new.