That's just it! You hit the nail on the head. GC deals in a LOT of different brands. The sales people are not going to be experts in all of them. More often than not, I haven't been able to find in expert in a certain area. Even if they say they do, it ends up being someone that blows smoke up my ass, because they end up being flat out wrong. Do your own research before going into GC. You have to know what you want walking in there. It's not a niche guitar shop that specializes in one or two brands.