I happened to be in the local music shop this morning buying some strap locks, and wondering where I might find the €300 they wanted for an unsold pre Infinium model Bugera 6262 . . .
Anyway, I was window shopping the guitars as well, as is my wont, and noticed something. The various model Gibson Les Pauls on display all looked a bit poorly finished - specifically the maple on the bodies was not very well book matched. To be honest, on a par with my cheapo Harley Benton 450L. Emphasising this they had, hanging next to the Gibsons, a single Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro which had a perfect book matched top and just looked better finished all round.
Makes you wonder?
Still loving my two favourite Les Pauls - the Epi Prophesy and the HB 1000