I've not bought a Chibson and probably never will. Gibson makes some Les Paul's that (to me) don't even feel like a Les Paul. If I'm playing a Les Paul, I want a friggin' Les Paul I would have a hard time mentally processing that the Chibson in my hand IS a Les Paul when I know it's not. I have no problem with any company making any quitar any where, that's free enterprise. BUT, it shouldn't say Gibson Les Paul unless it was made by Gibson.