I know the LP 2014 p 90 I played recently was strung with nines. It bends like my new Tribute 50 (my new favorite) do the send them from the factor with 9s or 10s. The frets are filed well but the fret board is a little smaller than the neck and can see a discrepancy most of the way down. Am I asking too much from a $569 Gibson. Plays great.