Stopped by a local guitar shop in town a couple of days ago and picked up an interesting Les Paul copy. It's an Axl Badwater 1216. Bought it with a hardshell case for $200. I believe the retail price on these Asian imports are $299 without a case. Normally you get what you pay for, but I was really impressed with the feel and sound of this guitar. Off-white color in a distressed look with "antiqued" finish hardware and EMG designed Alnico pickups. Inexpensive, but it looks and feels like a much more expensive guitar and is a blast to play. Once in a while you really do find a "cheapie" that surprises you.