New Member and New Gibson owner from Montreal
Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:03 PM
Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:38 PM
Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:09 AM
You have to determine what is important to you. A Gibson guitar is inspected by a human before leaving the factory and people manually are supposed to wipe off extra glue or make sure the binding is clean. When you spend over a thousand dollars for a guitar, you should demand quality. If you find the imperfections unbearable, return it. You did not describe the imperfections in the fretboard but the glue is a non starter for me. If I like a guitar, a little bit of glue peeling off the nut isn't an issue.
Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:48 AM
If that is the issue the nut needs to either be lubed (big bends nut sauce) or the nut slots need to be widened a bit which is the permanent fix. If this is your concern, it's not a big deal, it's very common..
Pics will help with your questions on what sound like some cosmetic issues.
Welcome to the asylum...
Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:24 PM
Might be worth taking to a local luthier and getting the works (setup).
For photos - try a free photobucket account. You just upload and then when viewing the image click the IMG thing, and this copies a link to the image, which you then paste in the body of your post here.
Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".
2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]
Amps & Accessories...
1 Jam Jar Amps "JAM" Jar.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.