I almost bought a Gibson LP once. I went into GC, money in hand, looking to buy a Guild Bluesbird. This was back in the 90's when Guild actually made stuff in the USA. I had always wanted one. I don't remember why, maybe they didn't have it in the color I wanted or something, but they said they'd have to order it. So the salesman says, " before I put in the order, why don't you try the real thing". He then drops a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Standard onto my lap. I immediately fell in love! The tone! The quality of construction! It was all there. Except the feel of the neck. Maybe I was just raised on Strats, but it just wasn't comfortable to me. So the salesman says, "let's try this", and pulls down a PRS McCarty. Done. Immediately bought it and have never purchased another electric guitar in my life. No need to. I found the one.