Nice but has flaws
I like this Les Paul, but to be honest, I expected better quality for the price I paid. The paint along the headstock is flaky and will eventually peel off. The inlay paper flake on the headstock is peeling off with a very light dusting. This guitar looks ok, plays ok, and sounds ok, but I'm not that impressed with it. It does have that forever sustain Les Pauls are famous for. I had a Les Paul Standard in the mid 80's that was of much better quality than this Les Paul. It played better and sounded better. It's no wonder I've heard and read mixed reviews on both the Custom Shop and non Custom Shop Les' Pauls. Gibson has work to do. This is the last Les Paul I will buy. I also own an ESP Snakebyte (ESP, not LTD), an older model USA Fender Stratocaster, and a Gibson DC Les Paul Standard with a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier amp. I've heard great things about PRS, think I'll try them next time I buy a guitar?