This is the exclusive edition Les Paul celebrating Les Paul’s 100th birthday. This had the conventional neck crack at the nut. It’s been repaired. Because a clear finish neck, the “witness lines” from your repair are still visible. It came without the presence of truss rod cover. Epiphone won’t sell another one together with the original engraving, in order that it was replaced with a gold plated one. Has the COA, case candy and custom case. This is, for all practical purposes a brand new guitar. It still has got the plastic on the pickups.