I've owned several Gibson Les Paul's over the years but this is the one I've been waiting for. The beautiful Trans Amber AAA Quilt top is one of the best I've seen. Matt had it setup for me just the way I like it. The guitar plays and sounds just the way I want. Clean, dirty or full hi gain the tone is pure Les Paul! I expect nothing less from Gibson and they delivered.
I'm really blown away by the entire Sweetwater process. First great detailed photos of the guitar. You compare and select your axe by serial number. Very cool! Sweetwater delivers the advertised selected guitar ready to play in perfect condition. After my order was placed online I received a call the next day from Matt Masek, the sale rep assigned to me. Matt thanked me for my order asked if I had questions. He answered my questions and changed out the strings as requested. Matt emailed me the invoice and the photos of the guitar from their web site.Two business days later I was playing this guitar. Matt called to confirm I received the guitar and other items ordered and to let me know he was there if I needed any thing. Very pleasant experience. Sweetwater is now my only online source for musical instruments and gear.