In truth, this was my first guitar; my brother's '65 SG Special, bought new. I got it in 1967. Still have it.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
My first guitar was a crappy "Univox" Les Paul goldtop copy, with a bolt-on neck. I think it was 1976 when I got it - I was 15. $90 if I recall, with a chipboard case.
After a year or so it was replaced by a Gibson L6-S, which was an enormous step forward (even if they aren't all that great in absolute terms.) But it had pretty good action and played easily. I wore out the frets on the thing in about three years, and traded it for a 1979 Hamer Sunburst which I still have. But that's another story.