I have been stopping and reading threads here for some time. It helped me a lot when I finally started to look for my first Lester. I have played the same Strat now for twenty years. I've always wanted a Les Paul but could never find one I could afford that wasn't all beat to hell. I walked into one of my favorite music stores yesterday and there it was. I wanted it before I even played it. A 96 Standard in Hertiage Cherry. They only wanted $1299. I ended up getting it for $1250. I thought that was a steal considering the great condition it is in. Plays very well also, I can't put it down. I'll try to post pic's soon.