I have just purchased this beautiful guitar for a super low price. It is not often you come across a mint condition 11 year old guitar. Gibson did it right on this. The frets are perfect, it stays in tune even with my aggressive style of playing, is not too heavy and easy on the shoulder, and looks great. It sounds like a Les Paul should with the alnico pickups, played through a Vox Tone Lab and a Fender Mustang v.2. I have a smile on my face every time I pick this up to play. My last Les Paul was sold in 2001. I switched over to Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters for the last 15 years, but also own the Epiphone Les Paul and a recently sold Agile AL 2000.
I like the Epiphone, but fear its days are numbered, as the Les Paul replaces it. I was not fond of Les Paul Studios, as I have played quite a few over the years. But this one just was made perfectly.
There has been lots of Gibson bashing over the years on the guitar forums. Some of that may be justified. But when you find the right one, they are just magic.