Jon S. Are the two knobs on your guitar actually stacked vol/tone knobs?...(is that a coil tap switch, too?).
As a long time Les Paul owner/player (although I am "between" Les Pauls right now), I often find similar guitars that I like (yours looks great, btw), but struggle with the lack of independant vol/tone knobs for each pickup.
My most used Les Paul setting is with both pickups on, with the bridge pickup at 100% vol, and the neck pickup at about 85% volume.
I have searched out this Blend Pot (see link below), that I thought would be a direct replacement for the 3-way pickup selector on guitars with two pickups but only one vol and tone knob, but haven't tried on yet. Anybody ever tried on of these blend pots?
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics ... ml#details
As I contune to casually look for my next Les Paul-esque guit, I went and played this one (again) for about an hour last week:
http://www.minarikguitars.com/images/pr ... rburst.jpg
I like the Jerry cut-a-ways, but not really a fan of gold hardware, and the neck is a bit busy for me.
I've seen them for $799 new though, and the quality seems higher to me than Epiphone Les Pauls/SG's, and even Gibson LP Specials and SG's in that same price point.