ok, so i've been listening to a lot of peter green, michael bloomfield, bluesbreakers with clapton, ect... and i'm thinking it would be cool to have a les paul in my collection. while i do favor strats over any other guitar, i was thinking about an epiphone les paul. anyone have experience with them? is the quality of the epiphone models good? i'd rather not drop $1800 for a real les paul standard just to have access to that les paul sound. what can you tell me??