1 Jimbodiddley 1 week ago I'd been thinking about a Les Paul for some time. The ones I'd tried in past, I didn't like the necks. So I went out on an expedition yesterday and tried a few different LP models. Nope, just couldn't get with the way the necks felt, even the slim taper ones. I don't know if it's the binding over the fret ends, or what, but my hand just didn't like them. Tried a 2011 Traditional with a Bigbsy, beautiful black finish, but same problem with the neck, and man was it ever heavy!Then I stopped into a store that sells used gear, looking for a reverb pedal (TC Hall of Fame) they had for sale. The pedal was gone but they had this 2017 Studio T in gorgeous honeyburst. I tried it. Quite liked the neck! No binding! Feels more accessible. So I went back today and snatched it up. It's got the ultra-modern weight relief, so it's not back-breaking heavy. And it's got push/pull coil-tap wiring for each pick-up, which are the 498T and the 490R. Grover tuners, speed knobs (which I may replace with witch-hats, but which witch-hats? )I just LOVE the honeyburst finish, and the lack of more deluxe LP appointments doesn't bother me. Studios always looked a little too plain to me, but with this finish, the lack of binding on the body isn't such a big deal; the edge of the maple cap sorta gives the same impression as binding, so I like the way it looks. Looks more approachable, or something. Humble? Like a Telecaster in an LP body. I'll change the strings, condition the fretboard, clean it up a bit and look under the hood. But so far I'm very happy with my first Les Paul (my first Gibson, actually). Especially for just over $1k!