This is my first Gibson guitar, and I am very impressed. I played a number of Les Pauls (both Epiphone and Gibson) at the shop and was very happy with this one. This is way better than any of the Epiphone models, and from what I can tell, just as good as the regular Gibson Les Paul Studio. It's really in the sweet spot of value, tone, and playability. And I love the natural satin finish. It sounds great with the Burstbucker Pro's, and plays amazingly well.
Perfect Gibson guitar for me. It's not that heavy (modern weight relief), awesome tones and a slimmer neck for easier playability for people with short fingers (though my fingers are already long for my height haha). I love this guitar so much! Definitely for keeps haha.