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Graphic Autist

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  1. I have a 2008 white Flying V, and the stamping on it is also very hard to read, nearly invisible unless you look really hard.
  2. It's your guitar, and everyone hates the first blemish they get on a guitar, but honestly, I don't think it looks too bad. In a little while you may not even notice it much.
  3. How does Gibson "save money" by drilling holes out of the guitars they are using? That makes no sense.
  4. Yesterday I purchased a used 2008 white 67 Reissue Flying V. This is the oldest Gibson I currently own, and also the only one with a white finish. I have three 2014 hi-gloss models, but the finish feels quite different on them as opposed to the 2008 white V. On the 2014s, I can lightly tap the finish with a guitar pick and it will ding it...it's that sensitive. On this white one, it feels like a hard shell. Very hard to ding (not that I'm trying other than a light tap test with a pick.) Does nitro get harder with age, or is there something different about white nitro versus other color nitro? Serial number on the back of the headstock (which is barely visible as it looks like the finish filled in the stamped area quite smoothly) matches the paperwork I received with the guitar. Have I been had? Truss rod looks just like other Gibsons. Just this finish thing has me perplexed. Thanks in advance for reading this rambling post.
  5. Yesterday I purchased a used 2008 white 67 Reissue Flying V. This is the oldest Gibson I currently own, and also the only one with a white finish. I have three 2014 hi-gloss models, but the finish feels quite different on them as opposed to the 2008 white V. On the 2014s, I can lightly tap the finish with a guitar pick and it will ding it...it's that sensitive. On this white one, it feels like a hard shell. Very hard to ding (not that I'm trying other than a light tap test with a pick.) Does nitro get harder with age, or is there something different about white nitro versus other color nitro? Serial number (which is barely visible as it looks like the finish filled in the stamped area quite smoothly) matches the paperwork I received with the guitar. Have I been had? Truss rod looks just like other Gibsons. Just this finish thing has me perplexed. Thanks in advance for reading this rambling post.
  6. While I think the finish is absolutely gorgeous, I am not a fan of the control layout at all. But as I said, it sure is pretty... http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/USA/Explorer-Faded.aspx
  7. Spilled beer is part of ROCK AND ROLL!
  8. I have stock Grovers on my Flying V 120…not impressed. The low E won't stay in tune for long, and I have to tune much more often using the V, whereas the Klusons on my SG Standard are wonderful. The SG can sit for weeks and when I pick it up, minimal tuning needed.
  9. The paint chipping around the posts are common on white and ebony SGs from what I have heard. Interesting that you say you see red under the chipped paint. I wonder if they all start out as heritage cherry and they just paint over the ones that are supposed to be another color.
  10. I have a 2014 SG Standard 120. It has the 490/498 pickup combo, and I love them. I think you will too, especially if you're looking for an Angus tone.
  11. Considering they are $800 less than last year, I think its a valid question.
  12. Every single place that I've seen selling the 2016 SG Standard (other than that one picture taken at Guitar Center) says it comes with a case.
  13. I was told the Gibson made Thunderhorse has a Rosewood fretboard, but sure enough, it says Richlite on their site.
  14. Congrats on getting a Flying V! I love mine, and think it may be my favorite guitar I own (hard to really decide sometimes!) Many people say they aren't easy to play sitting down, but I find I can do so comfortably. Enjoy!
  15. The 2013 Les Paul 60's Tribute has Traditional weight relief.
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