I've been wanting a les paul for so long But just couldn't justify the $. Had an epi version years ago but I just didn't bond with it and sold it. I was admittedly more of a fender guy back then but now have come over to the gibson/hb way of thinking. I've got an SG that I love but still wanted to find that Les Paul to bring home. I debated on MIJ LPs like burny or greco, and almost pulled the trigger a number of times. Well, thanks to TGP emporium, I finally found the one. A 2002 Standard with sheptone pickups and faber aged nickel locking hardware. Let me just say, I'm so totally amazed at all the classic sounds that live in this guitar. Early Clapton, Warren Haynes, Rev. Billy G, etc. Anyway, thanks for letting me ramble on a bit.