Just got my first Les Paul JR this week,a US made Gibson.Got a really good deal from a former boss.Money is very tight for me,as it is divorce time for me again! but I sold my Ibanez 335 style to a co worker,and got the JR for 425.00 cash. First thing I played on it were some Dwight Hokum style riffs,and this thing just killed for that style of playing!Maybe just better for my playing style,but I got a better country sound than i ever got from the teles I have owned.Anyone else had a similar experience? I have seen Keith Urban using the jr,but more in a rock vein.Other than him,I dont know of another country picker that plays one regularly. By the way,I really like this guitar,and feel really fortunate to be able to get this one on the cheap,and will put it to good use. I have given fellow players cheap and or free guitars over the years when I was able to,and now a fellow player took care of me on this buy,sweet!