I waited with anticipation for that Gibson to arrive only to find out it was a complete POS. Frets are sharp on the end (and hang over the edge of the fret board), the finish sucks, the quality blows, and overall I wouldn't pay more than $100 for this piece of junk. I ordered it from Musician's Friend on the word of my buddy, and was sorely disappointed that Gibson would even put out a guitar at this price point assuming this is the best quality they could muster up.
Just the quality between the two guitars couldn't be compared. The PRS SE won hands down, and the LP will be shipping back to Musician's Friend tomorrow morning.
Both were played through a '68 Fender Pro Reverb, and a Mesa Nomad 55.
The sickening part was the price difference between the two.
$350 out the door for the PRS SE with the hardshell case from my local Guitar Center. $769.99 for the LP faded DC from Musician's Friend. Both were brand new guitars, with the disadvantage going to the PRS in that it was sitting on the GC show room floor open to every 17yo digging into it.
Needless to say, the Les Paul is being returned tomorrow.