I can't remember a day that I haven't visited this site since I first stumbled upon it. Google took me here when I was looking for opinions before I bought my first ever Les Paul which was an Epiphone Standard. Quite a few Epiphone LPs and other guitars as well came and left the stable until last year when I was able to pull the trigger on my first ever Gibson USA LP which is a 2016 Traditional. I went to my local store yesterday to check out the 2017 Traditionals as its non weight relief body sounds interesting but I went home with another 2016 Traditional. Now I have twins and an American Standard Strat. I am looking forward to owning an R8 or R9 someday and will continue to lurk the forums as I have always done.