For the player, probably the biggest difference between this '58 reissue and Gibson's reissues of the '59 version is the frets, as Gibson didn't begin using those big jumbo frets until 1959. The slightly more narrow fret, more like the frets on an acoustic, give a different, more precise feel. Gibson left no stone unturned in tracking down all the period-correct parts and specs for these True Historic models, down to the right reddish stain and lacquer finishing protocol to get the same "bleeding" of the stain onto the cream binding. This example comes with the COA and all paperwork and hang tags that were included when new. A few light scuffs to the pickguard, otherwise perfect throughout except for very light swirls to the lacquer on the back which could easily be buffed out (but will be back again if it's actually played).