He, I'm looking for a les paul .. not directly but in the near future.. Is there a year I should look for? I'm not so familiair with the brand.. only know that the new ones are not that great. I had a Les Paul studio from the 80's, but that thing sounded crap. It had a maple neck and 4 piece maple top. selled that one cause I never wanted to play it. I'm surching for a Normal strandard LP Mahogony body And neck and 2 piece maple top. Elektronics are not that important.. you can change that if you want. No freaky robot tuners or freaky bridges and tailpieces..Just Normal that kicks you in the balls. Just JCM 900 and Gibson LP. I could have tried the Gibson Les Paul forum..but I'm banned from that.. I just asked: Can you realy play or is it an extention of your **** .. Yes I regret.