Hey guys I picked up a NOS 2016 frost blue 345 that showed up today and I've got some concerns about it. First it is a beautiful guitar, I'll take some pictures tomorrow to post but I plugged it in and a couple things jumped out to me that I thought I needed to double check with you guys on. First, before I get to the sound the case it came in has zero Gibson branding on it. This is the 5th Gibson I've owned and everyone one has had a case that says Gibson on the outside except this one. It is completely blank. The interior is bright yellow, and the compartment isn't big enough to fit the COA properly. Now for the sound... First and foremost, the guitar is super low output but VERY dark and muffled sounding. It sounds like the tone is on 7 for all 3 positions when it is on 10. Even my darkest guitar, a guitar with 490r and 498t pickups is brighter. The pickup heights and pole piece heights all look normal to me. My es330 also has a nylon saddled bridge and to get it to be as dark as this guitar I've got to drop the tone to around 6, that's how dark this guitar is. Is this normal for MHS pickups? Second, the middle position does NOT behave like any other Gibson I've ever owned or played. If I turn the volume off on one pickup the middle position still makes noise. For example if I turn the neck pickup volume to 0 and go to the middle position it sounds like the bridge pickup only. If I switch between bridge and middle positions the sound is identical. Every Gibson I've ever played or owned had no sound in the middle position with one pickup volume turned off. I'm wondering if the guitar has a varitone/wiring issue going on, but I need other varitone users to chime in if their's does the same. Any help/insight appreciated! Thanks!