Only recently, a friend told me of a guitar in a tiny shop that I should have a look at. I brought my own Les Paul to pitch it against, and finally the search was over! The sound was spot on! Much money changed hands and I drove it home like an excited sixteen year old. After a mild panic attack when the bridge pickup seemed faulty, I replaced it with a pickup from a pair of 40-year-old Gibson humbuckers I had sitting around. Close call!! I am completely delighted with this new "brother" to my Custom. I can't put it down. I keep thinking, "if only I could have had a '59 Standard at sixteen!" but we can't change the past. The important thing is that now I have the blues sound I always wanted!