The automatic tuner is sensational when it works - has been a bit temperamental of late, although thats hardly a problem when you realise you're holding a gold top Deluxe....
Sounds sensational... and the Clapton style mid booster is not only far more useful than an second tone pot, but it also rocks!!
The volume pots are "tapped" - i.e. you can pull them out to convert the hum buckers to single coils... thinner sounding which is excellent for mimicking older more classic guitar sounds.
The Rhythm / Treble mid position with the taps 'in' is such a thick sound you could pour it from a jug.
If you love that Gold Top look, buy one!