I'm not a big fan of Gibson quality control (at all really, since there isn't any). I do like my CS-356 a lot, but it's the best guitar they ever made. I don't like that I'm paranoid about the headstock deciding to spontaneously combust.The4thWatcher13 wrote: ↑Fri 07/02/21 10:12 pmThanks, Jack. I'm trying really hard to find an excuse to buy a Les Paul. Maybe not a Gibson, which I certainly would like, but definitely a dual coil axe. There is some nice stuff out there to be had and I've found taking your time searching can really pay off in the end! (yes, I've been looking,..a lot!) I've got a buddy that's one of the local guitar/tech Gods and he said "dude, those are the Single Coil Blues! Not much you can do about it. Been a problem since the beginning."
So, yeah, you can only do what you can do. But I'll keep at it.
PRS makes better LPs than Gibson does, including their S2 and SE models if you're on a budget. If you buy an SE, you could swap out the pickups for anything you want.
ESP/LTD also makes good LP shaped guitars (specifically the EC-1000 models), but don't get EMG pickups, they're 1 trick ponies, and not awesome. I guess you could swap those out too if you get a good deal.