My favorite tone is 335 but i can't get used to that big mickey mouse ear body. My fave looks and playability is small pickguard Cherry SG but the Les Paul just sounds soooooo F'ing killer that I had to go with that. I think if i was a better guitar player i'd go with 335. But since i'm a hack i can at least fall back on the cool factor of the looks and tone of an Les Paul. Was playing with some guys last year, they had custom guitars, several pedals and some boutique amps. I plugged my R8 straight into one guy's hot rod deluxe and that guitar sounded so much better than the other guys. It was like Pavarotti singing along with two Bob Dylans. Not bragging because as much as i have the feel and athletic ability to play, i'm fairly tonedeaf so i just wing it in a few boxes of the blues scale - but that guitar is a Rock N Roll icon for a reason.