Now that I've had my 2014 SGJ since March, I feel that I can accurately evaluate what kind of value this guitar holds. Once I got the pickup heights right for me I was blown away by both of the 61 Zebra pickups. The fit and finish have survived my eight and fix year old boys, and the guitar was well set up out of the box. My.other guitar is a Strat and I find myself picking up the SGJ far more presently. The neck just feels good. I'm glad I got mine before the prices went up! Gibson hit a home run with this one!