I sent my Bush back to Gibson with neck troubles for the second time. First time it seemed to be fixed, but quickly went south. Ken Cartwright sent back the second week of January. We get a message from Danny Roberts within a couple of days saying that the neck is split in three places, plus it has some other issues. How attached is this guy (ME) to this mandolin? Long story, short, tonight I got a brand new Bush, signed by Danny Roberts and it's better than the old one, and not distressed. My old Bush always sounded great, but played hard. Other pickers always wanted to play it, the first time. The second time they ran like it was on fire. I just thought it was the price you played to get a good sound, like playing barbed wire strings, builds character. I've heard lots of complaints on this list about Gibson, but they have always treated me fair. I've bought two new Gibsons and always felt I got my moneys worth. When talking about mandolins, the coment I hear more than any other is, "it sounds as good as a Gibson". Well almost. Thanks Danny.