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  1. +1 on this- your son isn't going to love it because you kept it in a case and it's in great shape- he'll love it because it will remind him of you playing it and the music and times shared together. See this thread for an example of how this ends up happening. Everyone gets mad at themselves when they make the first ding in something expensive but after that the honest wear becomes a badge of honor. they're instruments meant to be played.
    6 points
  2. Guitars are not golf clubs........each is an individual, often as different as night and day. It's on you for not removing the second guitar from the case and doing a thorough inspection before laying down your money. And then, after discovering cosmetic issues, you put the guitar away for three years before deciding it's time to bring them to the attention of the dealer and Gibson. It's you for not attending to your concerns immediately.........how could you expect a dealer or manufacturer be accountable for cosmetics after three years? That's just wrong thinking. Who told you an "X"
    4 points
  3. Funny instrument. Such a large body for such a short neck, it's like I have a twin, 😁
    3 points
  4. Hit and miss. I've been lucky with both Gibson and Epiphone customer service. Just tell them you're Slash.
    3 points
  5. I wonder if a capo left on the headstock in these two positions over time might leave an X...
    3 points
  6. Sounds good. Different to a mute. Better I think. I reckon it would sound best played percussively. We've had nylon saddles and wooden bridges. This goes further. A bridge too far?
    2 points
  7. Thought I was over it but the first guitar I bought was a 79 or 80 Cort Flying V and I 've always wanted a real one. This came up for sale literally a 5 minute drive from home , 2012 67 reissue mint condition , $1200 CAN. O.B.O. Looked it over, yep mint , talked guitars for a few minutes , offered him $1100, he says" just give me $1000 ($790 US) ,that will be fine".😲 Glad I went to check it out . Cant seem to get pic to load. https://imgur.com/a/MZXUc2M
    2 points
  8. If by "we" the poster means himself and his guitar fixer, it is possible that guitar fixer is not on the list, doesn't have the Authorized Gibson Repair sign, that kind of thing. They can and do ignore those repair persons. It could also be that "we" IS an authorized repair person but is looking to authorize the return of something that is not warranted, like, oh, I don't know, maybe...The Finish. They'd ignore that repair guy because it is his unfortunate position to be the one to tell the customer that that ain't warranted. rct
    2 points
  9. Oh I can see the marketing blurbs now, "elasticity" and "flexibility" will become Tone Words. rct
    2 points
  10. Exactly! I’d love to see them do something like NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, focused on average, unknown folks who perform one or two songs with their Gibson guitar. I’ll be very surprised if it happens, but it would be cool if it did (but again, I doubt that it will).
    2 points
  11. lol, who knows. I am gonna record a video of it tomorrow and post it along side a fight between the SJ vs the 37 AA In the words of Mortal Combat, "fight".
    2 points
  12. The boing's the....thoing.... I'll get my coat.......
    2 points
  13. Sure! I wouldn't mind having his. And I don't even like Metallica. rct
    2 points
  14. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-obit-1203694/ Sadly last night ZZ Top bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill left the earthly stages. I like his and his companions' Texas Blues for more than five decades now. In his memory I link a song featuring Dusty on bass guitar and lead vocals. R.I.P. Dusty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faxBtVkyIuY
    2 points
  15. More affordable Les Pauls instead, please.
    2 points
  16. What’s the point of spending a ton of money signing guys who are already famous, have their own labels or are already signed?
    2 points
  17. Sorry to hear. Good to see you Cap. rct
    2 points
  18. R.I.P. Alas - a superb musician and composer/writer. He made a lot of people very happy. Hi Cap, hope you are ok - we've missed you, too.
    2 points
  19. One bad idea deserves another. This model is why there is a gap in my knowledge of Gibson electrics from 2007 until 2013, I couldn't take it no more. A cross between an Explorer and a wooden rocking chair.
    2 points
  20. I feel a little guilty, like I'm rubbing it in or something, but in my area we have gigs out the wazoo. Between my full band and the acoustic duo/trio I'm playing about at least one gig every week and many weeks 3 and even 4 gigs the same week. It's actually becoming a problem with my wife. She's not into being my groupie and following me to all the shows but then she sits home alone every weekend. As much as I hate to, I think I might have to make this my last year of doing this or my marriage is going to end.
    2 points
  21. Okay, I'll take all 3. Does Gibson accept collect calls?
    2 points
  22. No apology needed to this crowd. Clean it up, play it, pass it on to family. It's a great guitar even with some cosmetic flaws. rct
    2 points
  23. Few people can list more complaints about Gibson than the folks on this forum. We have lived through some really disappointing guitars out of that company and we've been pretty vocal about it. We've also found some truly inspiring instruments that are among the best production-line guitars ever made by anyone. I'm sorry you had issues, but here's the deal: When you buy a guitar in a store, you play and inspect THE ACTUAL GUITAR YOU ARE BUYING before leaving the store with it. It takes all of 10 minutes. That applies whether you're a beginner or experienced player. That applies to any guit
    2 points
  24. I’ve never heard of a yellow “X” (or an X of any color) being used to signify a reject or factory second. It makes no sense. As far as the back goes, maybe the finish hadn’t fully cured when it left the factory and all that time sitting in the case caused some sort of reaction. I get it that a $1,600 guitar represents a big chunk of change to you. Does to me, too. All the more reason to sit with the guitar IN THE STORE, playing it, looking it over closely, even putting an inspection mirror inside before you lay down your hard-earned cash and walk out with the guitar. To me, that is
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. 4k isn't chump change, but that sting will go away, and in time, you will not regret the purchase. (how do I know?? See avatar..!!!)
    1 point
  27. I thought Weird Al had lost his mind with his mind with the Take It Away parody as I saw that before the Chili Peppers video.
    1 point
  28. I recently acquired what I believe to be a banner gibson from my grandpa. Trying to figure out what I need to do to repair it and what model/year it is. Needs new bridge and pick guard for sure. All help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
    1 point
  29. I think the "records" part of the name is just for market effect. Most of their stuff will mostly just probably be available for "streaming and download". And of course, for a nominal fee. Whitefang
    1 point
  30. Oh, for sure. Certain products and markets have already caught onto tone rubber. 😬
    1 point
  31. At least I didn't have to call them to say no thank you. I always thought they got the original design right the first time and they've been screwing around with it ever since. $1600, $1800 okay, that's reasonable. $5800, $19000, no thank you, it's just a flat hunk of wood.
    1 point
  32. Tune-O-Matics still work for me... Floyds are even better, only you lose tone like crazy. Don't play them myself, but once, say, a Jackson is set up and intonated, it takes two minutes.
    1 point
  33. @jdgm I liked the getting your coat part a lot 🤣
    1 point
  34. I assume the OP has gone through the Gibson site to get contact information. My contact started with an email and pictures. Of course, I had receipts and warranty info. attached. If the complaint is legit, my experience is that customer service is very responsive. In fact, while addressing my issue, I received contact from two different customer service reps. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, and I hope the OP will follow up on this thread to enlighten us on his progress. I would hesitate to chastise the OP for posting this. How many legitimate complaints have be
    1 point
  35. I will admit, Kirk is admired by many still. I being an older Metallica fan still haven't gotten over the Load, Reload, and St. Anger stuff. I feel like the trauma lives on, haha! I have non-existent memories of being in the court room answering, "With the doll, tell me where you were touched." But yeah, I don't care if he's part of the sig collection or how much his guitars will cost. I just expressed my feelings of how I cannot feel the same about a band I admired more than life itself back in my youth. Die hard metal fan here, but I like other genres too. IDK, it's complicated... I
    1 point
  36. Well Grace Too, yes I used the word “dreaded”. Guilty! Three words later I said “ oh well”, signifying that too me at least, it’s not that bad. For example, “ It’s going to rain today, oh well! Yes, I agree with you. It should not happen. I don’t believe anyone hear thinks it should. Why did I respond 4 week later? That’s very simple to answer. That was the time period between my visits. Also, it’s called being social. Enjoying being part of this community. When I said I had briefly consider returning it, that was weeks before that post, (if we’re marking time now) when the guitar
    1 point
  37. Not so on the negativity, this maybe a part of how they earn a few pound now.
    1 point
  38. Gc29, It sounds like you're aware of the intrinsic value of this instrument/work of art. But I thought I'd put a different perspective on it. I've got 10 grandchildren. When I pass on, I will be most concerned not with which grandchild gets a few thousand $ and what they do with it, but which grandchild gets which of my Gibsons and what they do with it. I've given 'lessons' to 3 of them so far, and have told them that, at times - their guitar may be their only friend., they need to nurture the relationship. Not by keeping it in the case and humidified - but by learning something new
    1 point
  39. I saw ZZTOP about 3 years ago. Great show! So glad I saw them. The death of Dusty, unfortunately, means the end of one of the greatest rock bands there ever was. He's going to a different Pearly Gates now.
    1 point
  40. What do you call a fish with no eye? Fsh. 😬
    1 point
  41. Aw man. That's terrible. He was such a sport, that guy. And a crazy-good bass player. Never used a pick. Saw him with ZZ Top live in Honolulu in 1997. Such a good show. 😔
    1 point
  42. I enjoyed that very much. I have the book too. Thanks for posting.
    1 point
  43. Perry, Nitrocellulose is the final finish they use - it is still 'sticky' when the guitar is brand spanking new. You remember that from 3 years back. It will absorb stains and will ripple and waffle if something foreign is left on it. Skinny Boy Jackson above may have discovered the origin of the mystery X. It is not a 'reject' mark: if you didn't leave a tuner or capo on, someone might have in SAsh. Again, that's why you inspect the guitar in the store and go over it with a 10x the day you bring it home. The marks on the back - I still don't believe they are from buffing - more l
    1 point
  44. 1 point
  45. Unfortunately, due to (IMO) overpopulation and capitalism run amok, we are all lab rats in a factory food experiment. I try to minimize the ultra-processed foods that I eat. Of course, eliminating them is impossible. 100% Florida grass-fed beef, organic produce, no GMOs (I don't mind genetically modifying as much as I do the tons of cancer causing glyphosate herbicides sprayed on them), and for my own personal health challenges, very low carbohydrate count. That's why I avoid Coke and Pepsi. One can or bottle far exceeds the number of carbs I can eat in a day without gaining wei
    1 point
  46. Mihc, Wowsers - really great. I'd wear that everywhere. My 5 years of schooling in Espanol has finally paid off. No shyte !
    1 point
  47. Well everyone, thank you for the hellos and comments! It was great seeing all of you again (regardless if it's the last time or not). When/If I record that album dream of mine, this will be the first place I'll share it. I'll try to play more guitar, I was getting pretty good at finger picking... I'll see you guys around!
    1 point
  48. Saw this at the Bozeman Airport last week on a trip to big sky country.
    1 point
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