Price range would help. Lots of great used guitars. 2500$ will get you into R8 territory. 1500$ Will get you a traditional. If you shop around. Watch your year models for different changes like robo tuners, brass nuts, weird logos. Mostly 2014-15. They can be had for a bit less. Some are ok with them, traditionalists, not so much. You have plenty of reading material right here. Don’t forget to check out the norlin era guitars and sub forum. Lots of good sticky’s at the top of each forum that explain different models.
A shop one block from me has an R8 big fat neck.
I played it and it was good but the neck is too big.
They also have a 2007 Standard[guitar of the week for week 34 2007]
Very nice but it has a chambered body very light weight for a LP.
On the Weekend i will head to Long and Mcquade[Guitar Center of Canada]
Depends on if you want new vs. old and what you want to spend? Needless to type, playing them first is the way to go, but absent of that, anything Custom Shop is considered top-of-the-line, but there are some really good USA models out there too.
If you're looking used, peruse the "Member Classifieds" here first before going elsewhere.
The 1990s standards can be fantastic guitars. I have played a bunch from the early 1990s and they've been excellent without exception. 1992 seems to be the year I found to be the best, but your mileage may vary...
Hey all thanks for the replies!
I found a 2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio alpine white dark ebony fret board all original with nitro checking throughout!
I bought it at a local pawn shop i got a super deal!
Some of these Studio Les Pauls are flipping amazing!
pics when i get some!
Good day ALL!