Love your Les Paul ? kinda’ wish you had some Stratocaster sounds ? Keep the feel of your favorite Les Paul Neck and couple it up with some Bill Lawrence pick ups & Gibson’s Build quality & Wiring. This guitar will never loose value. think about your investment. 1984 Gibson Les Paul Challenger III. this is a lightly used guitar with less than # 850 made in one year. it is the third in a series of three. (challenger I & II) . +although not original factory finish, this a very playable and collectible item. a very limited amount of the challenger III les paul’s are available especially in this condition. it has a solid mahogany body with a ebony fingerboard on a bolt on maple neck, this is Gibson’s version of a Stratocaster. 3 single coil Bill Lawrence pickups (stock), original quality wiring.The jumbo frets are near perfect with little to no wear ! The finish is a nice satin clear over the natural mahogany color. The back of the neck has been sanded smooth of the gloss finish over the playing area. All hardware is original and in excellent condition. The truss rod is working perfectly and moves smoothly for adjustment. This guitar came originally with a Gibson Logo gig bag (not available) And, now will come in a high end SKB molded case. Please ask for additional pics if interested. Shipping Always includes insurance to cover your purchase ! i do love this axe. only selling to help finance repairs on my vehicle. thanks for looking. blessings. shipping is $85.00 and it Does Include insurance for the purchase price. with BUY IT NOW only ….. the guitar Will come With FREE SHIPPING And INSURANCE to the lower 48 states. apologies : no over sea shipping + 1984 spacecraft Challenger was lost. i have not answered the question if these guitars were made in the memory of our the men and the first woman astronaut teacher that were lost.