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sunking101 last won the day on January 20 2020

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  1. Check the neck is straight, adjust the TR if necessary, and then lower the action to taste. If you can't sort it out to your likimg then take it to a tech.
  2. A 60s has shiny Grover pegs and the 50s has the green plastic Kluson style tuners.
  3. Get the shop to do a perfect and I mean perfect repair. It's not hard to do. Like others have said that's shoddy work. Why would the person drilling the TR holes take such little care? They need to buck their ideas up.
  4. They started putting the Custom Shop pucks on around 2012 I believe.
  5. The F-hole TR covers look a bit pony. I had one on an old 335 of mine and swapped it for a plain one.
  6. It's a replica of the most expensive Les Paul, the 59 burst, so therefore Gibson charge a bomb for it. However it isn't an actual 59 burst is it.... The guitar is the same as the R7 and R8 apart from the neck carve and flamed maple top.
  7. If you loosen the strings you'll find that you can lower the bridge a lot further than it seems. There is a recess on the underside of the bridge which allows the studs to go inside and the bridge to sit flush on top of the guitar. Loosening the strings is key to turning the thumbwheels all the way.
  8. Could be neck relief, could be the nut, could be non-level frets, could be a warped neck or it could just be a bad set-up. None of us know without looking at it. Best it goes back for an exchange if the OP if unhappy with it.
  9. The bridge is rammed flat against the guitar on the G/B/E side, that's why you've got fret buzz. Loosen the strings and turn the thumbwheel of the bridge to raise it on that side. Then tune to pitch again and give it a try. It will probably take a couple of attempts to get the action where you want it and take all of 10 minutes to do. Don't send a guitar back for that! Every single guitar I've owned by lots of different manufacturers has needed the action dialling in to my tastes, even my R7.
  10. My 2019 LP Standard has am almost black rosewood fingerboard whilst my 2020 Custom Shop 1957 reissue has a much lighter 'Indian Rosewood' fretboard. So it isn't like they are saving the darker stuff for the more expensive guitars as some have speculated.
  11. It's up to you whether you deem it unacceptable at that price point. The flaws in your photos are fairly standard for Gibson. My R7 which cost roughly double isn't perfect either.
  12. I've had my R7 a whole 3 days and already the pickup switch has left a hole in the inside of the case lid. The guitar shipped with the switch tip removed and a round padded piece of felt pushed onto the screw threads. Are you supposed to remove the switch tip every time you put the guitar back in the case?? The lid shuts perfectly, I guess that the material in the lid isn't strong enough to take the impression of the switch?
  13. I bought a right-hander new in January of this year. Great neck, really chunky. Nice build quality (but I know that's always a bit of a crapshoot) and retro looks. Sounds fab and I love it.
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