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Gibson ES175 - quality control

#21 User is offline   merciful-evans 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

View PostJazzMeister, on 10 February 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

Anyone interested in purchasing this guitar? It has since been replaced with a VOS ES335.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:30 PM

Yours looks great...the little blemishes give it character. I purchased a new one 4 or 5 months ago and it is a beauty! I didn't notice any of the "Human flaws" until I sat in the living room with the sunlight shining in on it and began to notice the oversights...ah well...nothing is truly perfect and the guitar sounds and plays like a dream...I suppose I could always send it to a service center but for what? to sand it all down and refinish out the perceived flaws...nah...it says much about Gibson these days and fact that this is a custom shop guitar but all in all...I'll play 'er Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image As you can see...most of this stuff is very minor although the laquer dripping on the headstock is disappointing...Truth be told, this is a 5K custom guitar and where is this considered acceptable?...I feel your pain
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

View PostCHill2017, on 27 June 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Yours looks great...the little blemishes give it character. I purchased a new one 4 or 5 months ago and it is a beauty! I didn't notice any of the "Human flaws" until I sat in the living room with the sunlight shining in on it and began to notice the oversights...ah well...nothing is truly perfect and the guitar sounds and plays like a dream...I suppose I could always send it to a service center but for what? to sand it all down and refinish out the perceived flaws...nah...it says much about Gibson these days and fact that this is a custom shop guitar but all in all...I'll play 'er Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image As you can see...most of this stuff is very minor although the laquer dripping on the headstock is disappointing...Truth be told, this is a 5K custom guitar and where is this considered acceptable?...I feel your pain


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I think I would have done a finish repair at the headstock. Shouldn't cost that much and is no problem for a skilled luthier who will choose a touch-up approach. However, you will have to do circa three weeks withour her.
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:36 PM

I think the true test is what it feels like to play and how it sounds. I have a standard 1978 ES-175D and its been fantastic.

I guess we all buy our guitars for different reasons, how they look, how they play, how they sound etc.... if its not satisfying the reason you bought it, then it's OK to be disappointed.

All the best with your Guitar.



View PostJazzMeister, on 01 October 2016 - 08:06 PM, said:

Hey all-

I have had this guitar for years, and I don't play it simply because I don't feel like this guitar is "right." Bought it new three years ago (?) and for a brand new Gibson Custom piece, I feel like the quality is terrible.

Why have I taken this long to say something? My frustration has caused me to set the guitar aside for a long time.

My reason for posting this: Is this me being overly picky, or is this quality bs for the caliber of guitar I have purchased? Has anyone else experience similar issues?


Background: my guitars all stay in a climate controlled room, and this guitar in particular has never been gigged, and has only been played a handful of times. I've had my luthier set it up twice.

The guitar looks fantastic from 5ft away, but getting a closer look, the quality control for the entirety of the build just seems laughably poor.

Some pictures of what I am speaking of. Is this normal?

Unfinished finish, and unfinished edges inside the fholes:


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Finish separation between neck and body:


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Rough, unsanded, over-sprayed finish under neck pocket:


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Hard to tell from picture, but there are cracks in the binding next to each fret:



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Sloppy, rough to the touch and eyes emblems:



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And the ever chipping serial number:



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Convince me gentlemen: am I crazy for expecting higher quality than this, or is this how all of your guitars look? The (p)leather on the case has since bubbled, too. I am all ears to genuine feedback.





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