Lately I've been getting this big itch for a les paul. I think I might get one instead of another hellraiser FR(black this time). I think they're really comfy to play, with the scale length and everything, and the tone is great. For some reason the whole trem/24 fret thing isn't such a big deal anymore. Don't get me wrong, I use the trem for effects and a bit of flutter, but for 2, maybe 3 songs. It's also such a bitch to change tunings. I go from standard(drop 1/2 step) to drop c#(drop d down 1/2 step) pretty consistently. If it were a true gibson, just a studio model would suffice(maybe a used standard) but I've actually considered picking up an epiphone lp custom for $699. What do you guys think of the epiphone model(the nicer customs w/ flame top)?