I think the term "fully dry" in the above would read more acurate as "fully equalized".
I'm certainly no expert and have no firsthand knowledge on Gibsons production process, but a water based glue will introduce a little moisture back into the wood and it does take some time for that moisture...
If you are the type of player that does not use or like to roll the tone all the way back, then a lower value cap may fit you better. As AdmiralB points out, it can give you more usable "real estate" throughout the sweep.
John Ely has a page on strings along with a handy chart that should be helpful http://www.hawaiiansteel.com/learning/gauges.php
For premade sets, Elderly Instruments has GHS sets for reasonable prices. http://www.elderly.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=GHS+GLS
Thanks! I'm pretty tickled with how it came out. When I started it, I really didn't know exactly where I was going or what it would look like. I did know that I wanted it to be fairly lightweight and travel friendly and the only things set in stone was that it was it was going to have...
McMaster's is a good source for things like that. Their site can be hard to link to more detailed selections, but go here, select 6/6 nylon from the top left menue, then the thickness you want http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-plastic-sheets/=14rk3vo
Just make sure to check that your package meets the size requirements for shipping to Australia. Global Express Guaranteed has a max length and girth combined of 108" and Priority Mail Express International is less at 97" http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/ab_012.htm
Screwed up main wiring is more common than you might think. Especially in small clubs and bars where everyone and their cousin is an electrical expert after 3 beers. These plug in socket testers are cheap, reliable, and super simple to use.