I've got a 2014 Gibson LP Studio Pro. I like it. Plays well and sustains for days. That being said, QC is something to be aware of. The finish on my neck is a little uneven in thickness, but not much. I'd seen and played others that were not in great shape. That seems to be the deal with Gibsons - at least the ones that aren't $4000. You either need to play the exact instrument you buy, or you have your shop pick one out for you, if you trust them. And toss in some $$ for some pro fret work.