This is a beautiful Les Paul 1957 reissue lefty gold top custom shop guitar I purchased NEW at House of Guitars here in Rochester New York in 2011. It has authentic documentation and is a beauty in close to mint condition, just 2 very tiny super small nicks visible. It sounds awesome. It weighs about 9 pounds; packed in case for shipping it weighs approx 20 pounds. Strap included. I only played it a few times at home, I am a beginner and have just not had time to play, it has just been sitting in its case and never left my house since I bought it. Still has the same strings on it that came with the guitar. Bid with confidence, I have a 100% positive eBay rating.