This guitar is what todays Gibson Les pauls should be. This will put a Gibson LP studio to shame any day of the week. Fit and finish are perfect, it was close to set up straight out of the box, and not a spot on it. The 59s are everything they are supposed to be, clear treble without being harsh (ice pick like) and the mids and lows have great clarity and warmth. I"m very pleased with this guitar.