I saw an email from Ibanez and after looking at it I started to get upset with Henry at Gibson. This is the ad. The AX120. I looked at the ad and I thought "that's a nice looking guitar". It has some style but it's kind of traditional. The shape and fret markers and head stock are cool and stylish without overdoing it and making the guitar look goofy. I started to wonder why Gibson can't come up with something stylish (but not nutty). With all the designers and engineers and artists in a big guitar company, why can't a company come up with a couple of things that are new and not bat sh*t crazy? I have more Fender guitars than Gibson models. I'm gigging a Thinline Tele in the new band this Friday and I'm very excited. I am very disappointed that Gibson is in such dire straights. I stick up for Gibson at times but I'm truly disappointed that a domestic iconic guitar brand is failing. I'm proud of cool things that are made here. It's very sad that Gibson has been poorly managed. No one needs robot tuners or Firebird X's or the space tech Flying V (or whatever they call it) or the Les Paul-ish cheapies that sell on Amazon for $299. We don't need guitars with built in effects or dingle berries or studio monitors that have flame maple Les Paul caps glued to the fronts. So many silly marketing schemes. How about designing a guitar that is a slight variation on a popular theme and focus on quality instead of robot mechanized bleeping blooping mini switches and an interior oven that heats a sandwich when you play near lunch time. Yay sandwich lifestyle. They've focused on some silly stuff. I've said this way too many times but Les is buried about 20 miles away from my house. I do have a lot of respect for Les and Leo. So back to that nice Ibanez guitar.....isn't it great that a company can keep introducing attractive guitars that don't have goofy gimmicks and irrelevant dip sh*ttery? It's sad. I'm started to feel very disappointed and resentful of Henry. Man that turned into a rant. Sorry.