Re: Classic or Standard?
I didn't know they brought back the Classic. The last new LP I bought was in 07 or 08. I'd also say the Classic pickups aren't very good, and now they have a baked maple fretboard.
Personally, I'd buy a used Classic with a rosewood board. I have a feeling if Gibson ever starts using rosewood again all these backed maple guitar aren't going to be worth anything. LP players always want vintage spec instruments
Is it a real 15% off or is it the Guitar Center coupon where it says 15% off anything in big letters, then excludes anything you'd actually want in the small print?
If you are going to spend that much money you have a lot of choices on the used market too. I picked up a 1977 LP Custom for $2100 a few months back.