Thanks for the info!
Yeah, the LP studio had the humbuckers, i believe it was a 2007 model which I learned has a 1950s style neck so it's rounder and slimmer. While the 2009 Les Paul studio has a 1960s style neck, flatter and thicker.
It's a Gretsch Duo Jet G6128-1957 that I'm looking at. So it's the Filtertron pick ups.
I don't really have a "style" of playing..so as for type of guitar that fits my needs I can't say. I played the Gibson LP Studio and that was fine. Compared to the Fender Strat I was using before, I definitely enjoy the crunch and sustain. I was playing an American Strat with Seymour Duncans on them so it was nice but it's hard to go back now. I play for church actually, and the guitarist that I like to emulate is Nigel Hendroff. He plays for a church called Hillsong in Australia...and trust me, the music isn't the old school "Amazing Grace" type of deal. Anyway, he's on youtube and so is Hillsong/Hillsong United if you're interested.
I think that the Gibson LP Studio and the Duo Jet both weigh more than Fenders do. I can appreciate the weight because it gives me some sense of holding an instrument solidly. I think the Duo Jet weighs in at around 7.5 lbs.