Born as an Hawaiian lap style guitar and converted for standard playing (all of the 12-fret LC's started out as lap style guitars.) Gibson's Hawaiian necks are generally a very large V shape; this one at least is not quite so large and thus is playable, and might even be perfect for larger hands. From the condition, one can tell it's had an exiciting, fun-filled life, though structurally in fine condition. The top center seam has been open once upon a time, and solidly repaired, the finish has dings and a lot of the typical Gibson finish crazing. There are a couple plugged holes for a volume knob and a jack, more evidence of its rowdy life. It sounds (and plays) great.