Re: Is this a wise Choice? - Question
I've owned 3 gibsons and while all of them were/are awesome guitars (blueshawk, faded sg & les paul) -- NONE of them hold a candle in terms of playability/comfort to my 2610.
With that said, my 2610 is limited to only metal with the single EMG 81 pick-up. But considering I'm interested in playing metal exclusively, it's not much of an issue. I'll keep the sg with the jazz+jb set-up and consider my bases covered.
The les paul, however, is nothing more than a paper-weight. The problem with any Gibson with humbuckers is that the stock Gibson pick-ups are terrible. They *have* to be replaced. So even if you shell out $1,000+ for a nice Les Paul, you're going to have to spend $150 to get it set-up properly.
With my Ibanez & SG set-up and ready to rock, the Les Paul will sit forever. Until I sale or trade it. It's definitely a nice guitar but the 23.75 scale length sucks and the weight of a les paul is obnoxiouuuus.