Thanks to Bob whoever/wherever you are for turning me on to Larry Corsa. Been searching for a lightweight alternative to a Les Paul ever since I developed a pinched nerve in my left shoulder/neck. Just pulled the trigger on LCPG 041. 6 lbs 4 oz! See pics on his website - gorgeous! Will report on it when I get it - hopefully this week. Post below was in response to a quick impression I posted after trying the ES Les Paul, which sounded nothing like an LP. I've had several great LPs (incl a JPP) but just couldn't bear the weight in band practice and gigs.
You are absolutely correct. This guitar does not, nor does it try to, sound like a solid body Les Paul. It is an entirely different beast. Very different. To my ears, in a very good way! My suggestion, if you are looking for a lightweight LP, get one of the Faded Standards from 2007-2009, when you could find one that is under 7lbs (I had one that was 6lbs, 7oz!). THEY sound like Les Pauls - especially if you get one of the Larry Corsa LC PG makeovers.