I am beginning the transition from acoustic to electric guitar, and am curious about the gear used in electric guitars. I have played several electrics through multiple different amps at music stores, but have had a hard time finding a really GREAT tone in most of the combinations I have tried. By far, my favorite clean amp was an all-tube Vox AC-15, but I would definitely like more overdrive/distortion available from the amp (without having to reach too-loud volumes). I have played several Fender amps, and didn't like the cleans or overdrive too much. I did like a Marshall I played, but the cleans weren't quite the sound I'd like. As far as guitars go, I was happy with how a Tele and a LP sounded in overdriven sounds, but only REALLY liked a Strat for the clean tones (on the Vox). Playing wise, I have always played my acoustics kind of like an electric (lots of bends, vibrato, muting), but I don't want to get rid of a decent strumming and fingerpicking tone (think some of Jeff Buckley's songs). Also, I found a Gibson Les Paul on Ebay with a repaired headstock (had been snapped horizontally) with no hardware besides the body and neck. How much work and money would go into getting a guitar like this playing and sounding correctly? (P.S. I do know many of the terms that have to do with electric guitars and amps, so feel free to use them).