Price paid: $ 865
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 10
The sound is perfect for the style of music I play which varies. (fast punk rock, hard rock, rock, and classic rock).
Overall Impression — 10
I play different styles and this guitar meets my standards perfectly. I have been playing for about 5 or 6 years, I also have a Gibson SG Special and a Fender Mexico Strat. I should have asked about finish flaws. Buy it again. I love everything about it, I always wanted a Les Paul and when I got one it is just as awesome as I thought one would be. I wish it had a better finish.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The guitar was made for concerts. the hardware is solid. The strap buttons are solid. I put schallar strap locks on it. I can depend on this guitar to work. The finish seems to be wearing off slowly. But does not matter to me becuase I care about the sound the most.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
It was set up very good at the factory. When the humbuckers were changed, the person did not do a very good job wiring it, but it works great. All was made perfect. Some finish flaws, buffing compound was left on finish in spaces that are not visible.
Features — 10
The Les Paul is a 2002, made in USA. 22 frets. Maple top, mahogany back. Alpine white. Single cutaway Les Paul body. Tun-O-Matic bridge. Active. 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way Switch. Seymour Duncan humbuckers. Gibson deluxe tuning heads, non-locking. Gibson factory case.