U.S. PAT 2892371 is bringing me great joy today. Trying to contain my excitement over it, but probably not doing a very good job of that. I recently bought this lightly used ES-Les Paul with the intention of upgrading all the electronics and both pickups, to give me a glorious Gretsch-like tone. Having another ES-Les Paul with PAF-style humbuckers, I wanted this one to have different pickups with greater tonal detail, more articulate overtones, and more sparkly bright sound. The first wiring harness I made for it and installed was with 540k Volume pots and No-Load tone pots. It did sound good, but missed the mark for my goal. So, out came the harness. I replaced the volume pots with 800k pots and reinstalled the harness. Closer now, but still, no cigar. So... taking the gloves off this time - out came the harness again. I installed 1.05M volume pots and 1M tone pots (tones made into No-Load pots) on the harness and reinstalled it once again (3 times now - and starting to get pretty good at installing harnesses in semi-hollow guitars!). My persistence paid off... FINALLY, yesterday I completed the third install and found the tones I was wanting from these pickups! It has been a lot of work getting to this point - I should have started with the 1M pots in the first place and saved myself so much work. Now I know better. BUT... I'm there now and could not be more pleased to finally have this guitar sounding the way I wanted it to sound. Clear, detailed, articulate tones and a bright sparkle that even a Tele-lover (as I AM) would appreciate. The guitar is light-weight (6.6 lbs), well-balanced, and plays wonderfully. U.S. PAT 2892371 I LOVE your voice! (AND, your looks.) This guitar is easily my favorite Les Paul of all time, and I've had some really nice ones.