Got a text message from an old Guitarist friend who is in New York - "Saw Les Paul yesterday - and today bought myself one".
Ain't it often true that the best presents you get are the ones you buy yourself.
And I bet you were like me and didn't realise that Les Paul born June 9, 1915, still performs weekly in New York City. He often remarks at shows "When I introduce myself to people, they are always surprised to learn that I'm not a guitar and I'm not dead!".