A few months ago I sold my 2016 Les Paul 50’s Tribute gold top to fund another guitar purchase. That Lester had the sweetest tone, but it also had a static crackle in the neck that I could never get rid of, so as much as I liked it, it had to go. Yesterday I drove to my local GC and played 5 different LP’s. In the order I played them into a Vox AC10: Epiphone 1959 Standard Epiphone Custom Gibson Tribute Gibson Standard 60’s Gibson Studio I wanted to fall in love with the Epiphone 1959. LOOKS and feels like a Les Paul should with Gibson Burstbuckers, Switchcraft Jack and switch, CTS pots, Mallory caps and a hard case for $800. I did not fall in love with it. The Gibson Les Paul Standard would have made me LOOK like a badass, but I didn’t love it either. The Gibson Studio was nice, the Epiphone Custom was really nice and probably my second favorite, but the Tribute was just killer. Sounded like my gold top but without the static. Played great. Weight relief, so I would guess it’s between 8 and 8 and a half pounds. Honey burst. I think it liked ME too, because when I left, it followed me home.