thanks for these great replies Ive learnt a lot from these. For example ive been looking for that string vibration more than body vibration The truth is that there is no best les paul.. (except the ones you already have) theres only the best for me. Im still favoring the theory that the woods make the sound of an invidual guitar, and ofcourse the pickups create the final sound that comes out of your amp. But there will always be the basic sound of the guitar under it. So now that i know a bit more what im after.. its this hollow woody les paul sound thats my thing. https://youtu.be/y4V9ySatTBM https://youtu.be/2yFp9-oOi1Y Heres a frew clips to get an idea. Im not sure if this sound comes from the guitar itself or the pickups or possibly it can be done with both? I know that one r9 i tried had this sound even acoustically and i havent found another guitar that did the same atleast so clearly. And im not a purist "hifi" guy.. so the changes have to be pretty big if i can spot them out.