If you're thinking about buying a Gibson Les Paul (as I was), and if one of the reasons is because you like the way they look (as opposed to the way a Fender Squire or something looks), check out the Gibson Blues Hawk. It is shaped like a Les Paul but it is hollow bodied. It sounds great, plays well, and it won't break your back. Mine weighs about the same as my Fender acoustic guitar, whereas the Les Paul is about as totable as a wheelbarrow full of bricks. Avoid hernias.