So like this new to me 08' Gibson Les Paul Classic is turning into a VERY nice Les Paul! Wow, back in mid May I traded a guy straight up for an 01' LP DC..which was a nice guitar..but just never bonded with it. This guitar was in very good condition but needed much work. I was at first taken back by it's light weight... At 8lbs it was the lightest Les Paul I ever felt...but I could tell just strumming a few chords it had something special beneath the poor setup and stock BB pro pickups. ( I hate them..) First thing I did was rip out the pickups and experiment with several different pickups. I oiled the neck... new NYXL 9.5 strings...truss adjustment.. Huge improvement... excellent tuning stability...but something still wasn't right. It had this kind of weird metallic sound in the wound strings. I then discovered the funky bridge! It wasn't stock Gibson...and the saddles were notched too deeply. Installed a Tonepros Nashville..and lastly a Golden Age Overwound PAF in the bridge (killer pickup!) In the neck I settled on a Dimarzio PAF Pro. I also replaced the aging stock Gibson pots and replaced them with some fresh, matched CTS 550K models. In the end one of the best playing AND sounding Gibsons I've ever owned in decades! The chambering might have something to do with it's sound which is really acoustic sounding...bright...very warm... and lively. On the fretted wound strings you can pop pinch harmonics with such ease... excellent definition...perfect for Schenkerish melodic runs... riffs in A are really cool AC/DC like... It just has that classic Gibson rock sound in not only spades...but diamonds as well! This one is a KEEPER... I just wanted to add that I was skeptical of the GA pickup at first. Dimarzio and Duncan (not a big fan) didn't have any pickups that fit the specs that this one did. It's an Alnico 5 equipped PAF with about 13kO. It's like a slightly laid back 498t that cleans up better. The only thing close was a Jim Wagner Fillmore model..but at $166 I was like ahhh...no... Thought I'd take a chance for less then one third the price. Great, classic sounding pickup with just the right amount of heat and VERY quiet.. No annoying high frequency squealing like you'd get with some of the Duncan and Dimarzio models with similar specs.