Played almost every Les Paul in Nashville today and came home with this one. It's a 2011 LP Standard Quilt Top Regal Purple. I've been on the hunt for a good LP standard for the last 6 month and I'm super happy with this Standard. This one has a one piece back and BB's 1 and 2 pups, weights exactly 9 lbs, and push pull coil taps on both volume controls. I really liked that there's not really a drop in volume when you use the coil taps. I have AB'd my PRS SC245 that I've had for awhile with all kinds of Paul's and my conclusion is this... The Les Paul just sounds better all around I think in every department. Been playing it for hours and just now getting to my NGD thread. Oh, and I got a killer deal regardless but got a super killer deal from there being a couple dings on the back of the body. I'm a PRS man at heart but... I got the Les Paul fever man and the only remedy for it is MORE LES PAUL!!