The problem with buying a guitar from a pic and specs is that it is kind of like a Match.com date. You start setting expectations in your mind as to the experience you will have before you meet. There is almost always some minor level of visual disappointment when it arrives. In the case of a LP there is no such thing as a perfect top. They are all unique. Specs and pics are a good start, but there is nothing quite like walking into a room and seeing something that attracts you, playing it and feeling a comfort and connection. So, I encourage you to visit dealers to see and play as many as possible. Foo, do you like the top? Let me rephrase that. Foo, what do you like best about the top?