MORE I STUDY THE MORE !! open a can o WORMS! i discover does EVERYONE AT GIBSON LIE!!!!maybe it,s a JOB REQUIREMENT????????????????????????dont know or CARE!! just glad i am a creative soul and see behind the binding and paint jobs!!ITS NOT GETTING BACK ! GETTING EVEN!!taking wax off pick ups with HAIR DRYER!/strings/intonation secrets!!/HEIGHT adjustments/LIKE I SAID ONCE! i can buy 30 gibsons if i really wanted to I DON,T WANT TO.!i THIS IS THE CHALLENGE!!my dad was a math teacher 45 years!! do the math!! sure they use better WOODS!! we WILL COMPENSATE!! WE WILL PREVAIL!!DAD SAID! thinking positive get,s you nothing it gets you MORE than thinking NEG!!-YOU have to know what your doing never said it was EZY !! GOOD NEWS all FREE! i,am still learning.oh and never said i never had a GIBSON HAD 3!!no problems in the 70,s/80,s.$400 guitar VS. A $2,500 GIBSON.SOUNDS AND PLAYS AS WELL THAT,S A WIN WIN !!TOSS YOUR WARRANTY CARDS!