Got a great deal on a new Les Paul Special double cutaway 1960 VOS model and just am tickeled pink. I am a died in the wool P90 guy and was trying to decide between a new Les Paul Special VOS and a Les Paul 56 VOS. Guitar Center in Rockville, MD had one of each and I put them both through their paces with plenty of time and not shredders around the whole time. Nothing about either of the guitars that I could find fault with. As a matter of fact, the entire GC experience, as well as two in stock Gibsons were just great - imagine that. The LP 56 was a fatter, more rounded mellower tone and the LP Special was more in line with what I like to hear in a P90, a little more like a tele on mild steroids. The bridge pickup will wail and growl with the best of them. The fit and finish is all quite good, really nice fret job. Great weight and balance and just a very easy guitar to pickup and feel at home with immediately. Two thumbs up for the VOS LP Special double cut! A near perfect P90 LP.