This particular Les Paul screams. It is not your typical Standard. With the Burstbucker 1 & 2 Pickups, this guitar reacts to every little thing you do. The ebony fretboard really gives it smooth action and really snappy (almost like a maple neck). I love the AAA top on it and the fact that it doesn't have a pick guard (not really into pick guards on Gibson). I have played metal to jazz fusion with this guitar and I have been nothing but pleased with how it plays and sounds. They didn't make too many models of this particular one, but I think I got a really good one!