I thought I was going to hate it, but I actually enjoyed playing it. http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2015/Les-Paul-Special-Double-Cutaway.aspx This was the guitar I tried at GC but in vintage sunburst for $1099 new. Fwik gibsons usually come stock with 10's, but this guitar felt like it had 9's(maybe it actually did?), very easy to bend and play and I rather liked the playability on wide spacing board. The build quality was great too, glossy nitro finish was flawless all over the gutar, and it just felt solid and looked great all around in surpringly light weight. The tone was very happening plugged into a Marshall, classic p90's tone, it sounded clear and articulate without any mud. I actually I like this one more than a '12 LP jr. special I 've owned. The only downside was the autotuner, it was cool as it did tune very fast by itself, but then it kept going out of tune a bit after playing for a while, maybe it was just the guitar? I really would be fine without the lespaul100 logo too. This guitar sells for $1099 street, and GC had it for $799 on sale. I was tempted to walk out with it, but I thought I should wait as there might be another price break later this year and I really don't need another guitar right now. I can see the purists might not gel with with its modern changes, and honestly I am not sure where I stand, but I can easily say it was a great guitar. I would definitely play this out and have tons of fun with it.