#1
price range, maybe?

i asked over at the Les Paul forum but no ones answering
#2
it depends on what you want the finish to be.
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LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#5
Depends on alot of variables. Sanding the guitar down to bare wood and doing something like laquer a whole lot of money. Burst cost more than solid colors obviously. Expect to pay dearly for a good paint job.