Just out of curiosity. There's no right answer here -- unless you have quotes of course . Yes, a lot of artists HAVE played Les Paul Customs for a song or two here and there -- I saw Slash playing a Les Paul Custom for "You Could Be Mine" at Pinkpop 2015 on YouTube which is what sparked this question. His tone didn't change noticeably which got me thinking about this. And of course, everyone knows Jimmy Page has played one from time to time. But it seems most of these artists gravitate towards the Standards almost exclusively. Why is that? There's an argument that Custom's don't have THE Les Paul tone. But how true is this, really? In my experience, my Standard and my Custom are wired identically and with the same pickups and while they do sound slightly different, I think EQ'ing can rectify that to a degree where, when the drummer kicks in, no one would notice. What say you? And if you provide your own preference, please providing your reasoning! Again, all in good fun here.