So, I have recently been looking at new Les Pauls my current one is a Epiphone Elitist(Japanese) and I absolutely love it. I love everything about it. But alas it is not the finish color I would like and I would prefer to have one finished in nitro. I have tried at numerous Gibsons and the only ones that I like nearly as much as mine are the Historics. So minimum $3000 if Im not too fancy. Now I had this crazy idea. I have gotten quotes from several different luthiers on the cost of refinishing mine in the finish I am looking for. That will be about $700-$900 everything included. I know the whole argument of "You're just wasting your money putting any into the Epiphone" blah blah. So is this to crazy/stupid to do. Im looking at it like I love everything about my current Les Paula and don't see the point of dropping an extra 2K from something that maybe 5% nicer than what i would when it is all said and done. What do you guys think?