I went to an open jam last night and was asked to play guitar. The guy hands me an absolutely gorgeous 2015 Les Paul Standard. It had a killer flame top and the finish was killer. I've played a bunch of the 2015 Gibson's in the store and thought they played fine. But that was sitting down and just noodling a bit. Playing standing up with the guitar slung down is a whole other thing. I did not like the wider neck at all. It's just a little over 1 3/4" and chunky. I actually like a beefy neck but with this width it was too much. To make matters worse, the setup was *really* stiff - low action and medium gauge strings with that neck was not fun. On the positive side, the guitar sounded simply fantastic. Notes sustained very nicely. Great note clarity in chords. Thick and full and still cut through - it sounded like a vintage Gibson with that nice high-end. The fit and finish was fantastic. I think with a traditional Gibson neck profile, this would have been an absolute killer guitar.