I have owned 29 Gibsons (out of 150 guitars over the years) of all models: various styles of LPs, 335s, a Firebird, Explorer, Midtown, Vegas Standard, all of the Hawk series, MMs and others, along with various Epiphones. Currently I own three Gibsons: a '14 ES 137, a '96 Nighthawk and an '07 Studio Lite. Quality has varied, but I've mostly bought used, and nothing has ever been egregious. That being said, looks don't mean much to me as I've always played in bands and chit happens. I rarely "lean" any guitars, preferring stands (and straplocks!). I've had a few hit the floor, banged a couple into things (including ceilings) and had a couple slip from my hands that I've caught. I have only seen one headstock break in 50 years, and that was an Epiphone Nighthawk that broke in shipping. YMMV. Peace.