Hi JC - good to have you involved on the forum! You indeed do have a Czech made Avalon Gold and the SKB case was the choice of case our former US distributor chose to use with the Gold series in the US, so you have a legitimate combination of guitars and case. Irish made Gold series guitars ship with a Hiscox case.
We are in the midst of plans for our US distribution but just not quite ready to finalise things just yet. However, we have good support for Avalon with one of our directors based in Nashville and right where you are (Seattle) one of the best guitar techs in the US does great work and knows Avalon really well. His name is Mark Arnquist and his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop him a line if you need someone to look at that pickup - sounds like a simple fix.