I have some new information about Gibson’s lack of quality control. Yesterday I ordered a particular Gibson Les Paul from Sweetwater that was currently out of stock. The online listing noted that, “More are on the way,” and indicated that I could reserve mine now. So, I pulled the trigger. Today I received a telephone call from my assigned sales engineer. He said that today they received a shipment of the particular guitar I ordered but not a single guitar in the shipment passed their inspection. All of them have to be returned to Gibson. I was shocked. He told me that Sweetwater has to send an average of 13% of all Gibson guitars back to the company because they do not pass Sweetwater’s initial inspection. It looks like today was an especially bad day for Gibson.