It dawned on me today that I can't recall ever playing a gibson. I have always been a fender guy and I guess les Paul's never really spoke to me. Until recently. I feel like I need to own a les Paul. I was just browsing some gibson models online and wow. Its like $1,500 just to get in the room. More desirable models are $2,000-4,500. Are gibson's really that good to command those sums? I mean the money spent on an entry level les Paul could buy you a nice fender. Certainly not top of the line but not entry level.