Bought this guitar in early 2016, it was made in December of 2015 and about a month after I got it the tuners started cracking which Gibson replaced. Soon after that the volume pots started crackling so I cleaned them with deoxit, but I needed to repeat this like weekly got tired of it and emailed support to complain and I was told "it was highly unlikely that 2 posts in the same guitar could be bad" and basically blew me off completely, never heard back from them after several emails, I gave up. So this morning I got tired of the noisy pots and tore it apart to change them and guess what the pots weren't even 500k pots ! I ran the numbers online and they are 300k linear pots.. Unbelievable ! I guess this is why they are in the turmoil they are in very inconsistent QC..