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2017 Les Paul Classic GT - Center seam visible Center seam visible through gold paint

#1 User is offline   Ianckyn 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

Hi,

I recently bought a Gibson Les Paul Classic 2017T Gold Top, under certain angles and certain lights, I can see the junction between the two pieces of maple through the gold painting. Has anyone ever noticed this phenomenon on modern model ? Is it a default ?

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:21 PM

No biggie. A lot of them you can see the center joints on.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:33 AM

I can see the joints on my 2016 Flying V, despite it is a fairly plain piece of wood <_<
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:44 PM

Yes, I wouldn't worry about that, unless you just can't help doing so. In that case, take it back, find
another one that's less worrisome. No point in having any guitar, or model, if something on it, takes away
your enjoyment. Good Luck... [biggrin]

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:15 PM

Better than an off-center seam? Who knows...

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:54 PM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 09 March 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

Better than an off-center seam? Who knows...

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That was a 3 joint lunch

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

View PostIanckyn, on 05 March 2018 - 10:56 AM, said:

Hi,

I recently bought a Gibson Les Paul Classic 2017T Gold Top, under certain angles and certain lights, I can see the junction between the two pieces of maple through the gold painting. Has anyone ever noticed this phenomenon on modern model ? Is it a default ?

Thanks,



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:02 PM

View PostLeonard McCoy, on 09 March 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

Better than an off-center seam? Who knows...

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Well, that started off it's life, as a Gold Top, so left alone, the seem would never show. For awhile, you could purchase
a Repro model, for what 10 Grand?! Probably 20, now. [tongue] [unsure] And, it still wouldn't make you George Harrison,
or Eric Clapton. [flapper] [biggrin] :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:28 AM

Me personally, I don't want to see a seam in the paint where there's not supposed to be one. No way! I ain't taking no goldtop with a seam in it. That's what they make sandpaper for. [crying]
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:15 AM

View Postbadbluesplayer, on 10 March 2018 - 05:28 AM, said:

...That's what they make sandpaper for. [crying]

I dare to speculate that it has something to do with the wood not being as dry enough to keep its perfect shape after processing. I had this impression on various 2016 and up models, which all had "seams" and also were quite shock-sensitive in the way that you'd get dets very quickly when bumping the guitar somewhere. So it feels as if the wood is quite "soft". My 2017 Tribute is extremely sensitive in that way [glare]

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