I was asked by @crossroadsnyc to do a review on my 2019 Gibson Les Paul HP-II, so here we go ... It was my first real Gibson Les Paul, and it's my most stunning looking guitar, but it's a Gibson, so it's not without flaws. The flame top and the chrome hardware are gorgeous, but because of the carved top and the lack of a po*er c**p, the nut on the pickups selector switch comes lose and you can't tighten it properly because it would damage the finish. The headstock, with one of my favourite pieces of hardware on the Les Paul, that's unique to the high performance models: The titanium zero fret nut. You can switch thru string gauges by adjusting the nut (took me a while to find the right string gauges for me, currently using Gibson 11 to 50) while with a traditional bone nut, you can change string gauges only in one direction and only once. The zero fret nut together with the Grover locking tuners it gives you perfect tuning stability. The rear view exposes the 3 piece body and the access cuts on the heel, as well as the beer spoiler cut to make the belly fit. It has the 'HP-4 high performance circuit' that i don't use, because it's a Les Paul and if i want to use single coil i'd rather grab me a Strat or a Tele then fizzling around with this stuff. The Gibson branded CTS pots are kind of crap too, because one has dead spots when turning and the other one crackles extremely loud when turning. Until i had my Plexi it didn't matter, because it was always on 10 ... The binding on the body and the exposed maple are just amazing. But the fretwork and the neck binding are 'sub optimal'. Scratch marks and polish residue that i can't get off the binding and even when Gibson said the guitar was plek'd i highly doubt it. It took me a long time to set up the neck and bridge properly to get rid of the fret buzz while maintaining a acceptable string action. Fret 21 and 22 and just a bit too high from the measurements i took. It's still okay, but it has a notable higher string action then my other guitars. Overall it's a great guitar, but i have to admit, it's not my favourite amongst my herd of guitars, but it's the beauty queen.