My 2c FWIW.
Yes they are expensive for what they are but IMHO all the CC series have been great looking guitars & a more than fair representation of the original.
If I was not doing what I am doing now with a bunch of guitars & looking to buy a Vintage Les Paul, I probably would have bought Tommy's "CC#3 - Babe" by now & I certainly don't mind the look of Sandy.
I know none of these are perfect but for a mass production Gibson Custom Shop guitar they are not half bad.
Personally I'd love to see David Gilmour's 1956 P90 / Gold Top / Bigsby that I posted in the Vintage Section become a CC Series guitar but I suppose since it does not have the "prefect flame" most are fixated on it won't happen..................which is a big shame IMHO.