I literally just joined this forum to ask this question because I could flip it. But ah well, I came to my senses - Gibson has been on a downwards spiral and sells at extremely high prices because morons lust for the name. Slash’s Apetite guitar isn’t a Gibson, Hetfield’s explorers weren’t a Gibson, Iommi’s SG isn’t a Gibson, and Gibson LP Customs are (hilariously) just overpriced USA models with a few cosmetics while the custom shop has such innovation to do reissues every year of the same models. Oh and how can we forget the Ebony/Richlite debacle? But then again innovation isn’t Gibson’s strong suit since the 50’s...the Robot Tuners, the Moderne, LP Supreme, Florentine, Ultra, Elegant, ruining Epiphone...Gibson is definitely still triumphant because some morons still think it is a great guitar company. It is but a grotesque deformity of its past glory.