I would like some opinions on a how to spend fewer than 7 bills to get some classic Paul tone. I'm a Strat player, but I need some additional tone options that I can't get with my current stock of gits. I would prefer to keep within the maple cap, mahogany body, set neck, humbucker configuration. I know that many folks can get close to a Les Paul sound out of various axes depending on amp/effects, etc., but I want the guitar to get me there if you know what I mean. I like Paul tones ala Allman, Toy Caldwell, Barry Bailey. You know, that beautiful PAF clean/overdrive sound. PLEASE, let's keep this civil. I don't have any issues regarding cheap/expensive Les Pauls, copies, and imports. I would like opinions from Les Paul players on what low cost alternatives are out there that give the Paul "vibe". Low cost Gibbys, Epiphones, Tokais, Hamers, etc.. Thanks much. Scott L.