So I recently picked up a 2014 melody maker for a ridiculously low price, and I got an SGJ a few years ago. I had to file the fret ends, and the finish is already wearing off the neck on the SGJ, but I LOVE these two guitars. In 2015 gibson bumped its prices by 25% (if I remember correctly), dropped this line in favour of a more expensive "faded" series, and added a bunch of options that people didn't want across the board. It seems to me that a lot of the Gibson bashing we are used to now really took off in 2015 (just my perception, certainly QC complaints have been around since the 90s...). So aside from the controversial 120th anniversary inlay, it seems to me that 2014 sticks out as a very good year for Gibson. Maybe I'm just super thrifty and blinded by the deal? Anyone else impressed with these "cheapest Gibsons ever made" (as they were marketed)?