Way back in the early 70s when I was just starting guitar and all I had was my cheapie Eko Ranger acoustic I was offered a play of a real Les Paul in my local friendly music shop. Does anyone remember the quality of the average cheap guitar in those far off pre Squier, pre Tokai etc days? Awful. Kids today don't know they're born etc etc. Well, just the feel of that Les Paul has always stayed with me - it oozed quality. Much as I love my Fenders, and although I still have reservations about how it sounds in my hands, I got the same feel from the LP Traditional I bought last year. Enjoy yours, AlbertaGriff.