I've been doing my research, googling, getting opinions, finding out as much as I can about Les Pauls and even though I know that there are ''better" options out there, and that Gibson of late have got a bit of a less than stellar reputation in terms of business and QC, I still really want whatever Les Paul I get to be a Gibson! However with my budget if I want a Gibson it will need to be used. Am I being totally irrational here? Especially as I may very well end up buying blind? Should I get over it and look at the likes of an FGN or a Tokai? Will it mean getting more for my money if I was to buy new?