Hey guys, I have to ask you guys who have had multiple les paul guitars and can answer to these questions that i got in my mind after trying out 8 Les paul guitars last summer when i was trying to find a keeper. Ive had a basic good Gibson les paul -76 custom for 8 years now and i just started looking out for another one on the side just so i wouldnt be missing out on something i dont know exists. So i tried R7,R8,R9 and Tokai Ls guitars all within one week. Most of the guitars were basic good guitars like my own les paul. But a few of them just stood out from the crowd, one of them in particular a R9. The owner wouldnt sell it to me for the right price so i missed out on the deal. But this guitar was nothing ive played before, i tested all the guitars acoustically and this one sounded woody, it was acoustically very loud and beautiful sounding even when it had really old strings installed. Atleast thats what i tought. Can you verify this is not just a thing in my head but the really good les pauls do stand out from the basic good guitars even in Historic Gibsons? Cause i sure as hell want to find one of those for myself. Im just starting to doubt my sanity, what if its all in my head Recently i also got a -57 Historic B7 les paul custom in a trade. But it feels its on the same line as my other -76 custom. Thanks!