Figured I'd throw my two cents in here. Someone had a Tobaccoburst 2000 on craigslist a month or so ago for $100, so i figured why not? The guy I bought it from put a higher nut on it because he used it as a slide guitar. The finish was immaculate. It looked like he had never even touched it. After replacing the nut, stringing it to where I like it(B standard), and giving it a proper setup, I plugged it in and gave it a go. I've done a feel comparison to a couple guitars, including an Edwards Custom, a couple Electra LP Customs, and a full comparison to a Epi LP Custom and a Gibson Flying V. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a Gibson LP at the time, so wasn't able to do the "true" comparison I guess. In terms of feel, the neck is a bit thicker than the Edwards, which is pretty comparable to most high-end LTD and ESP guitars I've played for a point of reference. Weight would be on par with the Edwards, and heavier than the Electras, AKA it's ****ing heavy. Probably close to my Rickenbacker 4003. There were no jagged ended frets to be had. A couple imperfections with the binding, but nothing you would see unless you were actually looking for imperfections. The finish is beautiful. I could definitely see it being too high-gloss for people used to American paint jobs, but I think its great, and not at all distracting or "low class" looking. Overall, feels as good as any of the well-respected Japanese copies that I have touched. Also, feels better than the Epi Custom my brother has, hands down. For sound, it left a bit to be desired. I would say the stock pickups in the 2000's are almost indistinguishable from the Epiphone 57 copies in the Custom I played. A bit brittle and tinny. last week, I put a 498T in the bridge spot, and now it sounds absolutely spot-on Gibson. I would say it is a bit brighter sounding than my Flying V, probably due to the paint and the maple top, as the V is a faded model that is just a stained mahogany body. They are definitely in the same class now tone-wise though. I really wish I had a Gibson LP to compare it to, as from what I have experienced, it could be on par with a Standard, given that you upgrade the pickup, which in't a huge deal by any means, as I got a 498T for $50. Would I buy another one? Yes, absolutely. Would I instead go for a 3000 series instead of the 2000? Maybe. I have a pretty strong affinity for the 498T, so even with the better pickups on the 3000, I'd replace it anyway. this leaves the benefit of an Ebony fretboard and Abalone inlays. The ebony looks nice, but I personally think Abalone looks terrible, so if I could find one without it, which is seems they do make every so often, I would probably try it, because at least I know the build quality of the 2000's are good. The million dollar question is would I buy it over a Gibson? Depends. Currently, I am not the most financially stable, so even a used LP Standard is out of the budget. There are Gibson LP Studios that show up around me for $500-$600 frequently, and if I had the money, I would probably take that over an Agile, but mostly because a Gibson LP is something I've always wanted to own.