Just traded for this guitar and was concerned reading all of the negative posts on the quality of Gibson, for sure around these models. After checking it out I must say it's flawless and high quality. Much, much better quality than my Gibson LP Studio Tribute... much better. Funny thing I traded two Fender amps, one for each of my Gibson's with the same guy. The only two Gibson's I own! This Firebird has the Klein pickups installed.... and I love the Steinberger tuners!