What can I say. This is truly a stunning looking guitar and that's only the beginning. Epiphone has found a way to build amazing guitars for an affordable price and this guitar is one of the very best in the price range. Straight out of the box, after a little tuning up and breaking in the strings, it played and felt better than just about any other guitar in my collection. Intonation was pretty much dialed in and bluesy, emotional solos just seem to ooze out of it for me. Guitar feels like it should be a lot more expensive than it is, which is a great achievement for Epiphone. If you are looking for a Les Paul guitar and don't want to break the bank with the $4K+ Gibson counterpart, take a look at this one. You won't regret it.