So... I've been GAS'ing for an LP type guitar, but all I have is $60 after selling my TC Electronics Sub n' Up. I was going to save it, but I found this interesting and rare Epiphone Les Paul Special II Goth on Facebook. Met up with the person at 7 degrees fahrenheit and shook our hands at $60! It has a TUSQ nut I like how the neck feels. It is as chunky as my classic vibe tele. I like it with just a blank fretboard with inlays only on the 12th. It needs some setup work. The bridge tail piece looks complicated for me already. Haha! I might have to ask you guys about it when I get to it. I know it is a cheap ass guitar, but I am planning to mod it to my liking. My plan is... First to go are the tuners, I am going to replace it with locking ones, also in black. Or, do I really need locking ones? What are affordable good ones? Second to go will be the electronics, replacing the insides with better pots with a no-load tone pot. Third, pickups will go. I will put in a power rails. I already like the single coil sized rail humbuckers on my tele, so I'm thinking that I'll love the full humbucker sized version! I'm also open to active ones if I find a good deal. Any suggestions? Last, will be aesthetics. I want to keep the all black theme. The pick guard needs to go. In its place will be a black one of course. Now... I have to try it out plugged in.