So I've had GAS for a Thunderbird for a long time. I love the look, the tone, the history, etc. But I haven't found one that I love the playability of, yet. I get that they hang different from Fenders, that's not so much my issue with them. The few US Gibson T-Birds I've played had necks that felt really sticky (I believe they were both the 120th Anniversary models, if that helps). Most of the Epiphone T-Birds I've played were just meh, none of them really grabbed me. However, I recently played an Epiphone T-Bird Goth that came really close to what I was looking for. It had a really smooth satin-finished neck, and was very light, which is a plus. However, it was more than I'd want to spend on an Epiphone-it was close enough to a US Gibson that I'd rather just get the real deal. So my questions are, which Thunderbird models should I look into? Did they make a USA Gibson Thunderbird goth? Are the sticky neck finishes common, or were the couple that I played just from a bad batch? Thanks in advanced, and sorry for the kinda long post.