Not much. Sadly when Gibson moved their acoustic plant to Bozeman Montana, the prices also moved, up, at that. The best place for you to buy is at a guitar show. I don't know where you are but they are all over the states. I've bought acoustics for as little as $300.00 and even seen Les Paul studio models with hard shell case's go for $450.00 and up. Pick up a copy of "Vintage Guitar" magazine search the show dates section. I'm sure you'll find what you want at a show near you.. Remember when buying a guitar, to site down the neck to make sure there are not any warps or twists or bumps in the neck or fret board. ( both acoustic and electric ) If acoustic look behind the bridge to make sure the top has not "bellied up". If electric plug it in and play it, make all the electronics work...ie 3 way switches, pick ups, tone and volume knobs are in working order. PLAY TESTING IS A MUST AND GO OVER THE GUITAR WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB! If seller is reluctant to talk to you much about the guitar or seems nervous with your questions it is probably a good idea to pass and look at something else. There might be some serious problems with that guitar and he may be wanting to dump it quickly for "Great Price" and it may not be the deal your thinking you are getting. A $500.00 Les Paul is not a deal if you have to put $350.00 into a neck reset. If I can help you in any way just ask.