This is one Solid Guitar. Out of the box it played perfectly. I only adjusted the bridge height for my tastes. It came out of the box in perfect new condition with the case candy and tags. The guitar plays awesome. The tone is exactly what you expect from a Gibson P90 guitar. Raw, biting, cutting. I adjusted the pickup heights a little bit. In order to get the neck pickup low enough to balance the bridge I replaced the pickup installation screws with ones that were about 1/2" shorter. This allowed me to lower the neck pickup so it balances the bridge. If you are unaware, Gibson P90 pickups are all rated about the same output - there is no 'neck' or 'bridge' version. A lot of times, if you don't adjust the pickup heights. the neck will overpower the bridge. The Min-ETune worked right out of the box (after charging the battery with the supplied charger). No problems here. I changed the strings, and used the Min-ETune to tune the strings up nicely. There is a manual available for this version (this is version 1) that differs slightly from the latest Gibson G-Force tuners. Make sure you get the right manual. I used the Min-ETune string down/up function to detune the strings and install new ones. No problems as long as you follow the directions. After installing my preferred set of strings (Ernie Ball Power), the Min-ETune gets it right on the first try - no worries. The neck on this model is a 50's neck. I think that it why it's called the 50's Tribute - they didn't have SG guitars in the 50's.. The 50's neck is what most people call "thick" or "the baseball bat". Its a full rounded neck that feels nice in the hands. Some people may not like the bigger neck, so that would be your deciding factor. In my case I like it. It adds weight to the guitar and gives it heft. I feel like the guitar resonates better - maybe that's just me thinking it does. Regardless the guitar sounds powerful and amazing so if the 50's neck adds to that, I'm happy.