I was actually going to pull the trigger last night, even texted Gomey to consult on pick ups, and...they are out of stock on the model/colour I want. Was the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute model with '57 humbuckers and the VT80 Valvetronix amp with tube preamp. Says they will be out of the particular one I want until last week of August and I'm headed to San Diego for some fun so I know I will not be pulling the trigger anytime soon. Do not want to order and have it sit at my front door for a week, so can't order before vacation. When I get home I'll log in all those AMEX charge slips and will not feel like dropping another k on a guitar just to toy around on.