So back in, oh maybe ’99 or ’00, I got this Les Paul Smartwood. I guess it’s technically a “Smartwood Studio”. I believe the wood on this one is Peroba, but I really don’t know anymore. I do know that it was ugly out of the box. I got it for a very low price because nobody wanted it and it was seemingly built on a Friday afternoon. Frets were all overhanging, setup was horrid, and again, it was ugly.
Here’s the only shot I have of the guitar kind of in its original state.