Recently, I made the decision to get a new guitar which as you can tell by the title, is a Gibson Les Paul. I decided to get a new guitar because I will be graduating from middle school this year and what's a better graduation present than a new guitar? Originally, I was going to get a 2018 model but I had heard that Gibson's quality of production has gone downhill and that a used LP is the way to go. I haven't decided on a specific year but I am looking in the early 90's to mid 2000's range. Any Norlin era LP is a 50/50 for me but there's no way I am going to consider buying a 1959 Les Paul like I wish I could. Anyways, feel free to ramble all you'd like about older Les Pauls and I will take any advice left in the thread.