If you are a beginner and can't come up with cash for a Gibson Les Paul, try the Epiphone Les Paul. They are a sub of Gibson and the guitars are mass produced to all the specs of the handmade Gibsons. Check this one out.
Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:
This set neck Les Paul offers all the characteristics of its Gibson cousin and all those fat Les Paul tones at a price that easy to handle. Dual humbucking pickups in the Les Paul tradition provide the tone power, with lots of sustain and plenty of girth.
Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst