HI all, newbie to this board, but been playing forever (20+ years). I'm looking at maybe buying a new guitar soon, I've heard the epi elitists sound / feel just like a nice gibson les paul, so what's the scoop? are they as good as a top notch Gibby? I'm thinking about driving to check them out ( I have to drive 75 miles to get to a decent music store). What's the opinion here?