Guitar Player Magazine Editors' Pick Award Guitar, March 2000.
Conclusion of Guitar Player Magazine: Two high-end guitars featuring different takes on the chambered-body theme. The Gibson Les Paul Elegant ($5,320) offers classic Les Paul looks and playability in a lively sounding, relatively light-weight package. The McInturff Royal ($2,495), a carved top design with a ported sound chamber, boasts stellar cosmetics and workmanship. The Royal receives an Editors' Pick Award.