Lifetime Fender guy here, but always had a thing for Thunderbirds. Played lots and always concluded the balance and feel was not for me. But today I walked into a funky little shop in LA and they have a 2009 Gibson T-Bird on the wall. It's a burst, has some love bites, but plays pretty well and sounds awesome. AND, the owner will give me a smokin' deal because he has no case for it and I would pay cash. So I have some questions for you experts: 1. Is it hard/expensive to find a hardshell case for these? Will they fit in an SKB Deluxe Universal case which I already have? 2. What could I sell this bass for if it doesn't work out for me? (I'm a picky SOB) 3. The Gibson bridge is alien technology to me, can it be dialed in for decent action? Thanks.