I am with renderit, but also a bit with sikoniko.
Good OLD Les Pauls indeed sound a lot like an old Tele. Twangy, especially with P90s, but also sparkling with low output PAFs.
All modern day Les Pauls sound darker and muddier to me.
+1.....the '59 I owned years ago sounded like a Telecaster with balls. Especially when compared to my bandmate's early 70s Custom which sounded MUCH darker and lacking in treble even when played through a Marshall.