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i recently purchased a 2014 les paul studio from zzounds.com. first time to ever buy a guitar sight unseen. i did this due to their financing. but i was able to pay the guitar off before the first month was over. i paid the full price of $1,089 plus i bought a case and strap for it for the additional prices. i had it for about a week before i was actually able to do a lot of fiddling around with it. upon my full inspection i noticed that the volume/coil tap knobs were a bit shaky. i have owned a few gibson in my life and never had shaky knobs. then as i started turning them i noticed that tops to the knobs were not seated correctly either. i was able to push them down and get them seated but they are still shaky. i also found a piece of plastic stuck between the body of the guitar and the pickup ring. it actually then comes up between the pickup and the ring. i'll post a pic. i know gibbys used to come with plastic on pickguards and over pickups etc. i contacted zzounds 3 times by email to see if they could have accidentally sent me a (what they call) "like new/blemished" guitar. the "like new/blemished" guitars sell for about $300 less. it has been over a week since i have contacted them and still have not heard back from them. their lack of communication makes me think that they may have made a mistake and do not want to respond. i am seriously thinking of sending it back before my 30 day satisfaction guarantee is over, getting my money back and going to find something else from somewhere else. has anyone else out there had jiggly knobs on a les paul? or know about the plastic under the pickup ring?

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i recently purchased a 2014 les paul studio from zzounds.com. first time to ever buy a guitar sight unseen. i did this due to their financing. but i was able to pay the guitar off before the first month was over. i paid the full price of $1,089 plus i bought a case and strap for it for the additional prices. i had it for about a week before i was actually able to do a lot of fiddling around with it. upon my full inspection i noticed that the volume/coil tap knobs were a bit shaky. i have owned a few gibson in my life and never had shaky knobs. then as i started turning them i noticed that tops to the knobs were not seated correctly either. i was able to push them down and get them seated but they are still shaky. i also found a piece of plastic stuck between the body of the guitar and the pickup ring. it actually then comes up between the pickup and the ring. i'll post a pic. i know gibbys used to come with plastic on pickguards and over pickups etc. i contacted zzounds 3 times by email to see if they could have accidentally sent me a (what they call) "like new/blemished" guitar. the "like new/blemished" guitars sell for about $300 less. it has been over a week since i have contacted them and still have not heard back from them. their lack of communication makes me think that they may have made a mistake and do not want to respond. i am seriously thinking of sending it back before my 30 day satisfaction guarantee is over, getting my money back and going to find something else from somewhere else. has anyone else out there had jiggly knobs on a les paul? or know about the plastic under the pickup ring?

 

 

the price you paid is what they list their "like new" (used) guitars at. I am sure that is what you got. it sounds like you need to pull the knobs off and tighten the nuts under them. as for the plastic.... i'm not sure. there isn't any clear plastic on the pickup rings on this model.

 

It's ok to buy a guitar sight unseen (though not the best way to do it.) Just make sure you buy from someone real. those warehouse online dealers aren't always the best. make sure you have a real person that you can call and know by name. not just a general email.

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the price you paid is what they list their "like new" (used) guitars at. I am sure that is what you got. it sounds like you need to pull the knobs off and tighten the nuts under them. as for the plastic.... i'm not sure. there isn't any clear plastic on the pickup rings on this model.

 

It's ok to buy a guitar sight unseen (though not the best way to do it.) Just make sure you buy from someone real. those warehouse online dealers aren't always the best. make sure you have a real person that you can call and know by name. not just a general email.

 

 

they list and sell for $1,089.00 new. (what i paid). the (what they call) "like new/blemished" sell for $769.00. lesson learned though. its not the nuts. it is actually the space between the shaft of the kbob and where it meets up to the pot. kind of like its worn. thanks for the info.

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they list and sell for $1,089.00 new. (what i paid). the (what they call) "like new/blemished" sell for $769.00. lesson learned though. its not the nuts. it is actually the space between the shaft of the kbob and where it meets up to the pot. kind of like its worn. thanks for the info.

 

 

 

i'm sorry! i looked at the 2013 model!

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