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  1. Hi folks, Need some assistance from you (and your knowledge). I stopped using Gibson guitars for 4-5 years, sold my 3 LPC (2x 2008 and 1 2014) because I started using another brand of guitars (Mayones). So long story short, I have been thinking on buying a Les Paul Custom again to record a new album and probably keep it for future stuff. Reason why I moved away from Gibson was because of the weight and neck profile mostly, but I kind of need one now for certain things (scale length and overall sound for rhythm sections). So I have 2 options available right now from local sellers. 1 guy has a 2000 LPC, it looks like at that year Gibson was still building the LPC at the USA side of the Nashville factory, comes with the brown/pink Gibson USA case and no COA due to the year. The other option I have available is a 2014 LPC, similar to the one I had 5 years ago but with the gold hardware (mine had chrome hardware), comes with Case, COA, etc, the regular stuff that includes the Custom Shop guitars since moving production to that side of the factory. Now the real deal is, the 2000 LPC sells for $2’300 USD, while the 2014 LPC sells for $3’100 USD. I have never had the chance to try a “non Custom Shop” LPC. 1. What would you suggest based on your experience ? 2. How different is the LPC CS model to the USA model ? (Construction, Wood, Neck) Best Regards
  2. Hello, I just bought a SG Standard with the Min-eTune (I was split between the SG Original and the Standard with Min-eTune). I have 2 questions for the advanced users and/or the people that have used this system for more time : 1. If I want to remove the Min-eTune system (as it came stock from Factory), when I take it off, the back of my SG will have the "MADE IN USA 2013" legend ? 2. If I take it off will I need to make new holes for regular tuners ? or the holes will be there ? 3. I'm having a very hard time making it tune to Open C#, have anyone tried to save/program your own down-tuned tunnings ? (open C, open B, etc) Best Regards
  3. SamBooka, Now that you mention it I was thinking (fearing) the same, but then I noted that the case was clean, so the problem was not coming from the case, it was something else with the Nitro. I went to the store on Monday and gave it back, they gave me a note of credit for the total, and while I was there checking the guitar with the tech guy we saw some more red "gunk" in the bottom part of the frets, a very small ammount but enough to make us think this was definitly something wrong straight from the fabric. Now my question is : Everytime we buy a Gibson, we all get the checklist signed by the person in charge of checking the guitar before it hit the streets. How come something like this can be skipped during an examination ?, the guys checking the guitars must be well trained and know the deal, so it doesn't make lot of sense to me that someone could have skip this kind of details. Best Regards
  4. You're all right about this. I just followed my guts (and the advice) and I'll give it back to the store today under warranty, I've already spoke to the manager over the phone and he's ok with it and knows the whole picture. Now..., the next thing is..., the store (and the other stores across the country) doesn't have another Gibson SG Standard 2013 in any color, and the wait for a new one is almost 4-5 months. They have other models such as Firebirds, Les Paul (Studio, Standard) and other brands (PRS, G&L,etc) what would you do ? Best Regards
  5. Ok, more info : Yesterday I asked a couple of guys from Stewmac, 1 guy from Gibson and 1 Luthier about this issue, they all came to a similar conclusion stating this problem might have been caused ever since the guitar was finished at the plant, but I didn't notice it until now because of the light conditions (the redish/pink spot can only be seen under yellow light). So they all also recommended to give a try with Naptha just rubbing slowly with some cotton for 1-2 minutes, they claimed this won't hurt the Nitro Lacquer or else, it'll only attack the surface of the lacquer (the clear lacquer) so I did that yesterday night, after a few minutes I saw the red color was 90% gone, so I stopped there and just apply once again a thin portion of Gibson's Hi-Gloss Polish. Based on what cjsinla posted I was curious so I removed the pickups, pickguard and the backplate trying to see if there was some red color hiding, but no luck, everything seems right. However..., I discovered something else. A small Red/Brown mass at the bottom of the neck, right in the neck/body joint (see picture). So I'm guessing the problem might be something with the very end process, maybe it was placed to dry near a red guitar or there was some slight residues from a red guitar in the same table where the setup was made, I don't know something like that. So what do you guys think ?
  6. retrorod : When I got it (2 weeks back) it was in good shape and all white. Since I've been playing it almost everyday since I got it I cleaned it up with the Luthier's Choice Kit from Gibson 2 days ago and all of a sudden yesterday night I opened the case and saw it was a bit "redish" in some areas. I've used it with other white guitars and this have never happened to me before. I'll call the store today and check the warranty. cjsinla : Hope not, that would be very very strange and dumb if they actually did that. Question : How sensitive is the nitrocellulose to the color of the cloth you use to clean the guitar?, I'm wearing a white microfiber cloth. Could that be affecting the lacquer ?. It's the same type and model of cloth I use to clean my car. Best Regards
  7. Hello, I just bought a couple of 2013 SG Standards (2 weeks ago), one in Ebony color and the other one in White color. Today after playing the White SG I saw one portion on the guitar "down part" was turning a bit red. I took a picture of it, hope you can see it. I have the Vintage Restoration Kit and the Luthier's Choice pack, I've used both Hi Gloss Polish liquids and rubbed for some 3-4 mins and it's still there. What would you suggest ?, I do not sweat that much to think this might be happening due to it. I have other 2 Flying Vs in Classic White color for more tan 2 years and I've never seen anything like this happening to any of them. Any help or info would be really helpful, It's still under warranty but I really like the guitar so I don't know what do. Thanks
  8. Hey, I'm new on this forum. I was about to open a new post regarding this. I just bought my first Gibson guitar (2009 White Flying V) and when I bought it, the store gave me a discount for it (5%.., not bad) because the joint (neck-body) had a crack in the form of a line around it, exactly where the body and neck joint. I was wondering if this is normal, as I see some other guitars with this same problem, but I was wondering if that line-crack means the neck is warped or bending, or if the problem is with the paint only. Any help will be very helpful as I was thinking on going with a tech to check on this matter and I don't wan't him to make a move and get some money out of me just because I don't know if this is normal. Thanks
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