#2
i actually have the al3000 and think its great, good for blues and rock. plays some metal but probably would need pickup replacements if thats what ur aiming for
#5
That would be a decent guitar, however if you're aiming for a les paul copy from them, then I'd aim for at least an AL2800, if not the AL3000; the quality of those are so much better than the AL2500, especially since you'd only have to pay a tiny bit more money.