Like any rock and roller, my dream guitar is a Les paul. But Gibson has been making "Les pauls" for a few years now which IMO is not les paul as it should be (I'm sure many of you know this.) A les paul is a big fat slab of SOLID mahogany. Thats where the low ends balls and rich sustain come from. These "weight relieved" and "chambered" travesties dont even even deserve to be called a solid body electric guitar, let alone a Les paul. I know this is old news, but you know, it really bothers me. A guitar is supposed is be heavy. If players can't handle the 9 pounds of sex over their shoulder, let them get a PRS or strat with humbuckers. I dont even see the point of saving up for a les paul because not only are they over priced, but the classic les paul just doesn't exist anymore. Even the "traditional" lp's are weight relieved. When they clear up their legal issues, I'm going to start bombarding them with emails to petition that they reissue a real 1959 LP. If my back hurts, I'll sit down dammit! /end rant tl;dr: Gibson should stop drilling holes in Les pauls and make em heavy and sexy again.