It sounds really amazing! I can't afford an Standard, but come on... It's Gibson Les Paul... Love Les Paul sound... Rock and Blues are my favorite music style and I couldn't be happier in this guitar's price range.
Okay so I've modified the hell out of this poor thing, Locking tuners, Graphite nut, FRX floyd rose, sanded neck, removed the pickup cover, and repainted the top.. But I love this thing with a passion. My only gripe was the painted neck was a bit sticky, and the finish wears off easily. But to be honest I love how the worn finish looks so. The split coil feature is what sold me, For slide work it really kicks ass.