I had an '81 Greco LP Standard. Very good guitar. I just didn't bond with it. Greco is basically Ibanez meant to stay in Japan. I played a killer Tokai 335 last week. Utterly a monster. The shop said it was a 1998. $700. And worth WAY more in terms playability and tone. My two main guitars are 1976 Destroyer (with a Floyd routed in by Gary Brower) and a 1983 that I turned into a 'Phil Collen'. They absolutly kill! My next guitar will either be an Ibanez PF300 or an Orville LP Custom. I should add that Gibson quality control has seemed to have declined over the years. I've played a lot of Gibsons in the last several years that were absolute dogs. Then again, the right Les Paul is magical. My friend's 1970's Custom is one. Pancake body at nearly 10 lbs. But for some reason it's amazing. Oddly, I played an Eastman SB59 (kinda LP-ish) with a violin finish. Unbelievably great guitar. Played and sounded unreal. Chinese made, but geez, it was great. You can never just assume the name on a headstock will guarantee the guitar is great.