I was told some weird info yesterday by a well respected figure who works for Sam Ash corporate. We were talking about recent changes at Gibson, Henery's insanity, failure to note their customer base's preferences, etc. He said he talks about this stuff often with Sam Ash's Gibson representative, who is also a personal friend. I brought up 2015 and specifically the neck & lower fret wire. I said Gibson knows damn well what we want. We want LPs that are based on 58-60' full stop. Make long tenons standard. Use nice pots, switches, & wiring, no mother of toilet seat, bone or other good nut material, good hardware. He whispered sadly "Just wait till the 2018s". "Oh no..... what?" I responded. He continued to whisper that there will be no 2018 reissues. I should of pressed for more clarification. But he continued. "The shape is different." What do you mean the shape is different? He said the craziest shit, "The bottom half is a les paul, the top is a strat." "Huh?" "Yeah the body looks exactly like a LP, until you get to the double cutaways and strat shaped horns." He made it sound like 2015, meaning it's across-the-board changes. But it HAS to be a new model he's referring to. I couldnt imagine them changing the iconic shape, even for a year. I'm assuming its BS. Maybe a ploy. Like "buy 2017s while they're still around", but he never used that angle. Anyhow, what have you heard about 2018? Good? Bad? Crazy?