i hate to saay this bro.i love lesters but i think strats sree more versatile..Why a les paul??
Hmm... Good question.
Les Pauls are timeless, in fashion or not they are toneful, versatile and classic! There's something in the mahogany and maple top that you can't get with a bolt on or an alder top guitar. The shape is timeless and ranges from Jimmy Page, Gary Rossington, Joe Perry, and even Zakk Wylde.
They can cover Rock, Metal, Country Blues and basically every genre. How many other models can you say do that?