Back to basics Gibson
I just received my first Gibson today. All I can say is that it was all I expected and even more. Finish was flawless, the guys at Sweetwater did an awesome job setting it up, packing it and getting it to my house in 3 days.
Now going into the guitar itself. All I can say is that besides the great finish, the guitar is a back to basics Les Paul. No automatic tuner, no boost on the pickups, etc. Playability is great out of the box, intonation and action was set amazingly well. The guitar it self has all that character that made the Les Paul model famous. The pickups provide a great tonal range. Been an un-lightened model is a solid 9+ lbs instrument so be aware that this is a solid mahogany body guitar.
Can't be happier with my buy and the awesome service provided by Sweetwater. Their serial number feature allowed me to hand pick the instrument that I liked instead of ordering one and hoping that the guitar looked great.