I bought a gold top AL-3010SE almost exactly three years ago. That was my first real quality guitar. We had some great times, played in a really sucky band, did a photo shoot for Boston’s 40th anniversary tour art contest, won that and met the band, the guitar got signed, I covered the signatures in vinyl, the pickup switch crapped, we gigged with a fun cover band, etc etc etc. With all the sigs it’s irreplaceable so I really didn’t like taking it out of the house. I needed something else to gig on. So I bought an AL-3200! Kurt had it listed on Reverb for $416 shipped. What a freaking steal. The craftsmanship is top notch. The triple binding is gorgeous. I haven’t really set the pickup height yet, so I can’t comment on the tone in general, but the selector switch on this is also garbage and will need to be replaced. It started acting up after 30 minutes. Not too big of a deal. I immediately removed the poker chip and pick guard to release those PRS vibes. The neck relief and bridge height are spot on right out of the box. I will be swapping the NYXL 9-46s over from the 3010 since they’re practically brand new. It’s actually a little heavier than the 3010, but much better ergonomically. The whole body is slightly thinner and so is the neck. The neck-through is a dream to play. The coil splits give me a lot more tonal range. I thought the lack of inlays would cause some grief but I’ve adjusted quickly. This guitar is an absolute keeper and I will have no issue spending extra money to swap in some DiMarzio Transitions and better pots and a switch. Suck it, Gibson.