I have had my Gold Top DGT for several years now and it is always one of the two guitars that I take when I go out to play, it is so versatile and easy to get a great tone with that I have to look for reasons to play my other guitars. What confuses me is when I read about threads on different web sites it always surprises me at how many players talk about changing the pickups in their DGT!!! It doesn't make any sense to me why you buy a DGT then consider changing the pickups, it's like buying a PRS Santana and then switching the pickups, the reason those guitars are signature models is that they are dialed in for a certain sound. Why not buy a regular Custom 22 or 24 if you are going to swap parts? The DGT pickups to me are a huge part of what makes the guitar so special.