I just borrowed a friend's guitar to give it a setup - it's her first electric guitar and I don't think she has a basis for comparison, but she never plays it, preferring her acoustic (which is inexpensive but sounds and plays great). So....I hate it! I'll be able to get it playing much better, but it just sounds bad. And it should sound pretty cool - it's a Gibson SG Standard with P90s. Anemic and thin on the bridge pickup, warm but not-real-interesting neck pickup. I suspect I could change out the pickups though and still not enjoy it, but I couldn't tell you why. I will give it a real nice cleaning polish frets, nice setup, new strings, but I have the feeling it will still sound bad. Isn't it hard to pinpoint what makes some guitars duds and others studs? Ever have to tell a friend that their fancy (for her) new (for her) guitar kind of sucks?