I've had quite a few older and newer Les Paul's over the years (Specials, Jr."s, Deluxe's and Standards)but I liked this one so much that I bought it twice! I sold it to a friend in the 90's an re-purchased it when his kids went to college.
It has a full sound and "the feel". Incredible weight (regular head & shoulder aches) and sustain. With an "average" grade top, my favorite color (not too red), it is aging just right and hopefully be with me for a long time.