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Alright, I am not necessarily trying to compare the two. Well maybe a little. I have a lot of strats and have tried les pauls in the past but never bonded with them. I have had an epiphone elitist les paul custom, 2 Gibson usa standards, Gibson 50's tribute, and a kauer daylighter semi hollow body. The kauer is the only one I miss. I really had nothing against the Gibson's I was just enamored with strats. Now I am set with strats and probably have too many. I want to give a Les Paul another chance. Should I jump up to a custom shop or try to ease my way in with a low line Epiphone tribute plus. The Epiphone plus has a deep neck tenon, classic 57's, an actual carved maple cap, and decent electronics. I found one for $450 shipped and it weighs 8.5 lbs. Is there any greater benefit trying to jump all the way up to a R8/R0 for 2k-3.2k? I am not Gibson illiterate and totally understand the differences between the two, but are the custom shops going to be that much better? Are these epiphone tribute plus's pretty damn good? I am just wanting to bring something new into my musical world other than another strat. No need to flame me What is your Les Paul experience?