Hi guys, Im typing this in the context of deliberating my first Gibson purchase. I notice that across the range of Les Pauls (Studios, Classics, Traditionals and Standards), the main differences are in (i) wood quality/grade and (ii) pickups. However, the price difference can easily be USD 300 - USD 500 for each "jump" in the range. Would it be right to say that given the difference in the price of the pickups, the main thing you are paying for as you "move up" the range is just for the wood quality, which I understand is largely a cosmetic issue? I also heard rumours that the "higher" range Les Pauls have "better" quality control, which means that the quality is more "consistent". Is this true? If so, how do the consistency compare between say Studios and Classics? I am asking because this will influence my purchase. Unfortunately I am buying my guitar online through Thomann and thus would not be able to try out the specific guitar before buying. I am looking between the Les Paul Studio 2016 and the Les Paul Classic 2015? Thanks for reading guys.