I've been looking into getting a used Les Paul. I think a used Studio is within my budget. Right now I'm looking at a couple of Studios built in the late 90s early 2000s. How does this model stack up in the hierarchy of Les Pauls? One thing I'm concerned with is the painted neck. Does this cause problems with moving your hand around the neck with the paint on the back? Also, how do these pickups sound? I believe they have the 490R and 498T setup. any opinions are welcome. thanks!