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  1. A number of years ago Gibson used really cheap plastic pins for a while - the mold halves didn't even line up. Below is a pic of one that came in my new J200 back in 2008. I got a nice bone set from Colosi and never looked back - and it sounded better to my ears. I've got guitars with plastic, bone and ebony pins. If the sound/tone is off, bridge pins are down near the bottom of my list of culprits - but, to my ears, sometimes a change in bridge pin material can make a difference in the sound. And surprising, sometimes plastic sounds best. Go figure.
  2. Congrats on playing ... And on you new 12-string! 😎
  3. SaWEET! Congrats & enjoy! 😎
  4. Good music. Welcome back. 😎 .
  5. Yes, I've seen it plenty of times. Here's a pic of one of my LPs with no binding - you can see the top is shaped thicker down the middle, between the neck joint and the tail end. As has been pointed out, the normal size binding isn't deep enough to cover the exposed edge of the top.
  6. Headstock logo 1900- 1930s
  7. Just put up a good board across the wall over the line the hangers are on, then you just mount the hangers to the board. No plaster work. 😎 .
  8. For the distance you took the photo, it looks okay. I agree with Leonard McCoy - a higher resolution snapshot and one up-close on the seamline would help. But if you aren't seeing separation, it should be fine. With a bookmatch split, you get whatever is in the wood block - in your guitar a little bit of a light colored strip was on the edge that became the middle. Since it's a local shop, if you can't get past the appearance, ask for an exchange. This wouldn't concern me - I'd be more focused on the playability and the sound/tone.
  9. Yes, that really sets it off nice! 😎 .
  10. Yep. Been using the PC . . . . no problem. Some Gibson techie screwed the pooch.
  11. Also agree. CFM and Gibby for a long time. Gulild came on strong in the later 60's and 70's. "Boutique" guitars got popular in the 90s. I recall Taylor having a hard time being taken seriously until the last decade, especially since they've been paying more attention to their sound when Andy Powers took over guitar design.
  12. I'm wondering if it will out sell this for real, no joke, classic 2017 model -
  13. The wrong inspection checklist is from a case mixup. It’s happened to me a coupla times - they put the guitar on display and when it’s sold they can’t find the right case because some doofus paired it with the wrong guitar and no one noticed. This can be a headache if the guitar had a COA. Guitar is most likely legit.
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