I play a El DeGas Les Paul I bought in 1973 for $100 (used)
It's been my mainstay through a few others.
Been "off line" for about 15 years.
I enjoy playing (when I have the time) but just can't get to that elusive "next level." I know it's all about practice & I don't really have the time, So... I just play to enjoy it.
Glad to be on board!