For being a lower end Gibson, this baby is sexy and able to pack a worthy punch. I got this at the beginning of the summer of 2016 and only played one real gig with it. I was quite satisfied with the classic Les Paul sound I had been missing in my repertoire for so long. Our band had a Led Zeppelin-esque song that the Les Paul was destined to be featured on. Excellent tone, Mids aren't lost, highs sound clear and have solid weight, and the bass is exceptional. The worn cherry gives it an edgy quality that makes it seem like more of a real instrument and less of a guitar fantasy. This guitar only came out at about $850 which is definitely more friendly than a $2000 Gibson. Highly recommend!!! Great price, great look, better tone!