Being a longtime Gibson fan, using an epiphone Les Paul Standard as a backup, my main Gibson Les Paul Studio finally gave up the ghost. Not wanting to drop the best part of a grand on a new Gibson I thought I'd have Epiphone new range a try.... Have they upped their game or what? The build quality, spec and sounds are a million miles away from even my 2006 Epi Les Paul Standard. No more mushy pickups or sub standard hardware to be seen. I went for the amazing value 335 Pro. Don't miss my Gibson one bit. Who's with me?