I usually play an old strat but have decided that I have to have something thicker and warmer in the Les Paul type vain, but I don't want to spend too much money. I tried out a bunch of Epiphone Les Pauls and found one that played well and it sounded great...until I grabbed a real Les Paul for comparison. Damn...I just can't live with that much difference. Then for kicks I tried the Epiphone Joe Pass (Korean made) and it sounded way fatter and heavier in the way that the real Les Paul did. Why don't more players play jazz guitars for non-jazz music? There was lots of top end on this guitar, it didn't naturally have the top end rolled off or something. It didn't sound particularly jazzy, it just sounded like a meaty sounding guitar. Is there something I'm missing? I know there are players like Malcolm Young and Brian Setzer playing great rock tones on arch tops, but those don't quite look like the serious jazz guitar that this does. What is keeping more players from playing these jazz guitars for other styles of music?