Gibson does build good guitars, I have a couple. You think that relic job is worse than this? Fender charges $5,300.00 for this... Or how about this bargain for $3,500.00? I built this for about $500.00 and I guarantee it plays every bit as good. Point being everyone talks about absurd models and prices from Gibson, but Fender is just as guilty if not more. There is nothing you can do to a Fender design that would make it a good value at ,5,6,7,8 thousand dollars, yet they keep pumping out those guitars.