Hi everyone. I know Gibson has gotten a reputation for iffy quality control issues over the last few years. Do y'all think this is a deserved reputation, or has it been blown out of proportion? Also, if QC has been a problem, why do you think that's the case? Are market demands making them churn out guitars quicker, or are there other forces at work? Didn't Gibson abandon the "factory second" category back in the early 80's? Do you think they should bring that back? Just curious what everyone thinks. I love Gibson guitars, and always have. I've been pretty lucky buying them over the years, and have only encountered a few dogs in that time, which is to be expected. The only "sloppy" looking recent work I've personally seen was on the last Classic (A 2008 model) I owned. It had rough binding flaws, and a couple of small paint blemishes. Perhaps it was a fluke. But I know that Gibson has been criticized about their recent QC, and was curious what the perception was within Gibson enthusiast circles.