I’d always loved Les Paul double cuts. In the early 2000s when everyone was playing PRSs, the Les Paul standard double cut was a cheaper alternative (still about £1000+ but still a cheaper alternative).
I’d heard Gibson were putting out yellow double cuts for super cheap, so I saved up and got one! I loved the matt finish, it made it easier to play! The budget also meant that it had crap paint, which wears away easily, which is why it now looks older than it is!