Hi Guys, I love the deep baritone sound of a Les Paul. To me even the high notes have body to them. I can't play a Les Paul to save my life. I've tried and it always feels like I have my shoes on backwards or something. I could use some ideas of some guitars to check out that feel like a fender (ish) but sound like a LP. Here's a list of what I do not like about a LP. I thought it might be cool to get a discussion going about what makes a Paul a Paul. So... Things We should take for granted and LP sounding guitar should have: 1. Mohogany body with a maple cap 2. Mohogany Neck with rosewood board 3. 24 3/4 scale 4. PAF style pickups Things I do not like about LP's (in order of dislike) 1. No tummy cut 2. No forearm contour 3. Body too small to sit down and play without a strap 4. Carved top messes with my forearm (I rest my hand on the bridge) 5. Gibson bridge is too high for my picking technique. (I have to turn my wrist down to compensate for the breaking angle) 6. Neck angle brings body too close towards me. I feel cramped. So, what do you guys think?? What really matters of this stuff to get there? Will a Anderson Cobra sound close enough? Does it have to be a dovetail joint? I know I can't be alone in this.