I purchased a glossy black 1992 Les Paul in 2009, at the time it had taken a spill and the headstock broke, so my thought was to repair it and there I go. The repair held strong and I was happy with my $150 purchase, but it could be better so… I stripped all the paint and re-finished it with grain filler only on the mahogany back and the maple cap was nitro painted Fender's Mary Kay white, with the matching headstock.
I let a friend borrow it for a band practice and unfortunately he dropped it and broke the headstock again. The fine folks at my local guitar store (The Guitar Store (Seattle, WA)) repaired it this time and did an amazing job. This guitar sounds fantastic and doesn't want to quit being played.
I keep it at home now and use it in the studio and every time I do I fall in love with it all over again. Do yourself a favor and buy a pre-2000's Gibson LP.