I bought a 2017 Gibson Les Paul Tribute T about three months ago. There are a lot of things I like about the guitar. It is lightweight. It plays great. It looks great. It was fairly cheap. BUT......it doesn’t sound very good to me. The pickups are harsh and brittle. I spoke to my local guitar tech and he gave me a quote to gut the electronics and install a set of Pearly Gates pickups. After the price of the pickups I am looking at over $300 to upgrade this guitar. Even after the upgrades I will still be below (barely) the cost of a used LP Classic. Not to mention most of the Classics that I have played have weighed in the 9-10 pound range. My Tribute weighs 7.6 lbs. This is a big deal when playing a two hour gig. Have you guys ever put big money into a cheap guitar without concern about “over improving “ it? I don’t plan to sell this guitar but you know how GAS can be.