Hello, I've finally suscribed on My Les Paul forum though being a long time lurker. I live in France. I've been playing guitar since i was a teenager. I'm almost 53 now, and managed recently to buy my first Les paul. A 2009 traditional. Here she is : It's not really my first Gibson, as i also own a 2006 J45 and a 1969 Epiphone Riviera. My other guitars are a 1990 Rickenbacker 330, a 1992 Rickenbacker 620/12, a 2010 Fender Telecaster Custom and an 2007 Alden Phantasia VI. My amps are a 1972 Fender Princeton, 1990 Vox AC30 and 1970 Orange Matamp OR100. I play mainly classic rock compositions with one group and garage and sixties rock with the other band. I hope i'll continue to find some useful information and share my interest for music and guitars with all the gentlemen here on MLP forum. Cheers from France.