Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: NGD - I have gone to the dark side!
For Gibson solidbodies, I am more of an SG fan but I love your guitar. The one piece back really only means it cost a lot more to produce and won't affect your tone.
As for Gibson quality control, they let some good ones through as well as some bad ones. They are inconsistent but you got a really nice one. They are not the dark side, but just another guitar company putting out good gear. Fender is also the same, only bigger.
However, the coil taps will greatly increase your range and is a very good concept. If you add functionality for series to parallel with two more push pulls, then you have the classic Jimmy Page setup being able to get Les Paul tones but also the earlier Zep Telecaster tones, too.