Here's the back story: My wife and I are out shopping three weeks ago, and we stop by the Guitar Center in Fairlawn just to take a look at what's there...not even remotely intent on buying anything, but literally "just looking." My wife is a full time grad student, so $$ is at a premium around the household. We're "okay", but ceratainly not where she or I can just buy whatever we want. So, we scope out the used guitars, she points to some she finds intersting, and just as we're heading out the door she spies a new Les Paul Standard in the faded tobacco finish hanging on the wall. "Now THAT is a cool guitar!" she exclaims. I agree, and decide to take it for a test spin thru a Marshall AVT/ MG something or rather stack. Never really played a Les Paul so i figured it was time to see what the deal-i-o is with 'em. DAYUM....the guitar smoked! Resonated like a mofo even unplugged. Sonded killer even thru the marginal amp. Fit and finish were excellent (as it SHOULD BE for $1900), and it had THE VIBE. Ohhh, my wallet started to twitch, but when I tested the waters with the spousal unit (who is also the family CFO) I was met with a polite "uhhhh.no." So, we left..sans guitar, but I had serious GAS for the thing. But, I let it go. Too much money, don't really need it, blah blah. Fast forward to Monday. My wife, completely out of the blue, says, "I've been thinking about that guitar you liked so much. You know, what the heck. Might as well enjoy it. Go buy it if you like." Holy crap. I love this woman. So, I go to GC today, make the deal (they were very cool to deal with, BTW- got over $100 knocked off, plus some strings and straplocks), and now it's mine! I've got some tweaking to do (the setup was good, but not how I like it), but so far the guitar rocks! And so does my wife!