And here I am having just purchased a 2011 57' RI. It's my first historic in a dozen years. Honestly, I can't keep all of what Gibson is doing straight; all of the spec changes and different names for what is essentially the same guitar. KISS isn't just a glam metal band from the 70's, it's a business model that Henry and Gibson should get back to, IMO. I'll just stick with the "if it play's and feels great then its a great guitar.