I've been looking for this guitar for two years. Played more Les Pauls in the search than I can remember. This one just kind of came to life when I played it and seems to have everything go right in one build. Weight, sustain, tone. Proves that great Les Pauls were sill built after 1960. I played this against a 56' VOS, 59 VOS, a 60 VOS and a SG historic Maestro and this guitar DESTROYED them. I'm not saying that because I own it - I own it because it sounded THAT good.