I own 2 guitars and they're both Les Pauls; this Classic and a Studio model. Well by giving it a "10", it would be "fantastic value." This guitar, at 2 grand is NOT fantastic value. The bottom line though is that this is professional level Les Paul and I love it to death. The sound on it is killer and I can't imagine playing another kind of guitar anymore. I love the effortless playability, the killer sound and the fact that people drool over it :-) Even though there were some issues when this guitar was 1st purchased, I absolutely love it and don't foresee myself getting rid of it.