Hello G Mac.
Thank You, and Happy New Year to You too!
To be honest, I rarely play clean, so I don't have records of that. Mostly, I play through a Tube Screamer, or via a Plexi emulation with Bottom Booster.
Weirdly, it still sounds more like a Les Paul than the donor Stratocaster... ("tonewoods do not exist" - some say...)
I like it's satin look too. It feels somewhat better than a gloss-finished Les Paul.