Happy new guitar day to me. Normally I wouldn't make a post bragging, but I am going to this time. This guitar is absolutely spot-on perfect... And I am VERY critical. And of all the Gibson's I've ever owned, this was my very first one I ever bought brand-spankin-new. I was really expecting "average" at best, something I would return at worst. I can't imagine having a dozen of these identical guitars to choose from and finding one that is more perfect then what was shipped to me. Feel and sound, the thing is just "a keeper". And I haven't found "a keeper" in a loooooooooooooooong time. So yes, for it to be that much better than what I was expecting to arrive, I am going to brag a little. I love this guitar.