That's too bad about the neck angle, can't change that. However, they all vary quite a bit. The neck angle on my es lp is very shallow, allowing for a lower bridge setting like I prefer with a les paul, but still with plenty of adjustment room. I personally think a lower neck angle creates better tone and feel but only discovered this after many years and going through many guitars. A higher neck angle is a good reason for a return when I buy, because I know it will bother me after awhile.