By low budget, I mean Gibson USA, not the Custom Shop, i.e. Standards, Traditionals, etc. I think the priciest guitar from Gibson USA might be my 2011 Gibson Les Paul 2008 Standard, approx. $4000 or so MSRP, street prices are from $2100-$2600 new. In a world of Gibson R8, R9, R0's that sell new in the stores from $3K-$8K, guitars that are <$2600 new are what qualify as low-budget. Relatively speaking. Here's mine, I put Fralin Pure PAFs in the guitar which set me back about $320 with installation costs, but I paid $1800 for it slightly used, so that's within the price bracket for this thread. Besides, my thread, my rules. Killer tone, looks and vibe, weighs only about 8 lbs (chambered) and it was only about $2K. That works. Gibson has its issues, but it does often get the guitars right. This one worked. Just love the guitar.