Wanted an American hand made electric guitar and I couldn't be happier with my Les Paul custom. It's tone is the tone I most selected on my Line 6 gear but I was truly amazed how much cleaner it sounds coming from the real thing. The slim neck along with an effortless playability truly make it a joy to play. It's hard to put down! Music has always been a part of my life. Started playing the guitar when I was 8 and am now 68 and I feel like I just bought my first guitar!! Thank you Sweetwater for your help in selecting this guitar, it continues to be a wonderful experience.