So I just recently purchased my very first Gibson, a 2012 Gibson Studio Deluxe. I tried out a few different Studios, the Deluxe, and a Traditional Pro. Something about the Deluxe just felt the best to me and I am really happy with the purchase. Right now the selector switch is broken (the actual switch broke off, but it still works). I got a few hundred knocked off the price for that, and they ordered me the new part. Also, I am considering putting on a cream pickguard. Any thoughts on that? Anyway, I am very excited with my purchase and I am happy to have my first Les Paul.