So as I am still in search for another Les Paul that isn't defective when trying to find a bargain on some older models, my newest “used” venture was actually more so a newer 2021 50s Standard and it took me all of maybe 10 minutes after a setup to see what issues I have w/ newer Standards.. Quite a few I played (including this one to a lesser extreme) are so freakin chingy sounding when strummed which Im gonna guess has a lot to do with the crappy cheap chrome ABR-1 and tailpiece. Yeah when I plug it into my cranked Marshall it sings but that high end chinginess surfaces when I try to play the guitar clean.. Issues I dont have w/ my 2005 LPS that has a pretty sturdy Nickel tonepro bridge.. I guess my question is, does anyone else have issues as such.. This one already had my other issues w/ Gibsons resolved when the previous owner replaced the BB w a set of SD SNS pickups.. At any rate, I guess what I am saying I love everything about the newer les pauls but the hardware and pickups. I know I cant be the only one who feels this way. Are we really paying 2K to spend a couple more C notes to make the fiddle complete.