Hi all, I ran across a GREAT deal on a brand-new Gibson 175. I picked it up, played it, and it seemed pretty lively and I liked the feel. I had an old L4-CES a while back, and this brought back memories. But, I had two "quality-control" questions. If you can help, I'd appreciate it. 1. The top arches in the middle of the neck pickup if you are looking at the side of the pickup in playing position. Is this normal? (i.e., the top curves up from the edge to the neck pickup, then curves back down a bit after it leaves the pickup, creating a peak in the middle of the pickup.) It actually looks like the pickup ring is cut the same way, but it might just be pressing down on both sides. 2. The bridge itself is very thick, and the holes are not drilled in the bridge base so the screws (that hold the tom-saddle unit) are perpendicular to the length of the strings. It is pretty far off, but the guitar seems to be in tune. (I expected the whole bridge/saddle floating unit to be a little non-perpendicular - NOT just the saddle unit.) Thanks! I don't know if I want to go for it, but it is a classic model - and just the kind of guitar I'd want to go for... again.