Deep Blue Sea
After trying to decide between a Les Paul Classic,a Les Paul Supreme, and a Les Paul Standard Plus, I wound up walking out with the standard plus. Josh Estock went above and beyond to make sure I had the axe that I wanted before I left. He had guitars pulled from the warehouse, allowed me to hook up my own amp in the demo room, and cut me a sweet deal as well. the fit and finish of this guitar are flawless upon even closer inspection. The fretwork is nicely done and plays evenly with no buzzing or rattles. while the new way of putting the frets in, with the fret over the binding rather than with the fret nibs is not as pretty, I feel it is more playable with the extra surface area, which is an area I was somewhat ambivalent on.The coil tapping and phase switching works well, giving variations to the typical Les Paul sounds. That being said, this skill conjures up that famous Gibson snarl, as well as the creamy tones on the neck. After steering away from Gibson due to quality control issues for years with their new instruments, I have recently purchased 2, & I am glad to be back with the instruments that made me love music in the first place. If you're considering this guitar and it is in your budget, I suggest pulling the trigger and doing it. It is a quality instrument.