So I've been developing a GAS for a Les Paul Goldtop with P-90's recently. I've never had an LP, never had P-90's, the closest I've ever got is my Epi SG G-400, which I have no access to due to global conditions. I've been thinking: What is the most resource-effective way to get a goldtop Les Paul with P-90s? The Gibson Traditional 50's retails for $2,200-$2,500 depending on where I look, so let's consider that our baseline Goldtop. However, you could get an Epi 50's Standard for $600 in Metallic Gold and make your choice of humbucker-sized P-90's, even splurge on them and get some top-notch ones. Heck, you could even switch out all the electronics and hardware if you felt you needed to, and you'd still end up at a lower price point. So my question is: Can you get the Epi to sound as good as the Gibson Goldtop? If so, what would you need to do to get it there? I realize there are the obvious differences such as the finish being a different shade, rosewood vs laurel board, nitro vs poly, and I acknowledge that they matter, but I am really curious regarding the sonic qualities. I also know that Epiphone did that 1956 Goldtop with the P-90's, but since that's off the market and the cheapest one on Reverb is $500 right now, I'm disregarding that. Really looking forward to reading your thoughts.