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Hi I am new to the forum. love the Gibson history, have just purchased a 2012 hummingbird.Honeyburst. Setup was not what I expected but I guess when you have to market of a lot of different countries 'climates and humidities. You cannot do a final setup. I feel there could be certified gibson luthiers that set them up basicaly when they come into the country? as I had to pay extra to get the guitar sounding the way it should. Luckily I know a good luthier. The nut needed a bit of attention and the neck needed to be almost straight with only 4 thou relief to feel right. Anyway has anyone else had issues with setup with their Gibson acoustic ? Any comments welcomed. By the way the guitar is fab now.

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Sorry, but, am I to understand this is a 7 year old guitar that you just purchased and you're asking about problems related to the original factory setup??

Edit: is it NOS or previously owned?

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15 hours ago, Black Dog said:

Sorry, but, am I to understand this is a 7 year old guitar that you just purchased and you're asking about problems related to the original factory setup??

Edit: is it NOS or previously owned?

Sorry for he confusion.. I am a second owner and would like to know if there are any Gibson recomended luthieres in the UK

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 a normal small adjustment got you to a fab guitar-  play  it now and worry about a luthier in a few years IF needed...

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I'm guessing the factory wants the action to go out higher than lower, easier to lower than the other way around.

With PLEK, this is less of a problem, Martin does PLEK, not sure if Gibson does that.

Never have I had to have a set up done with Gibsons, but i like my action high so accept how they come straight out of the box

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16 hours ago, Harmonics101 said:

I'm guessing the factory wants the action to go out higher than lower, easier to lower than the other way around.

With PLEK, this is less of a problem, Martin does PLEK, not sure if Gibson does that.

Never have I had to have a set up done with Gibsons, but i like my action high so accept how they come straight out of the box

H

 

 

I believe they do Plek Gibsons now.. I have purchased 4 new Gibsons in the last 6 months and they are coming from the factory in much better set up mode now days..of course thats just my opinion.

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The chances are good that the previous owner never did a complete setup.  Have you inquired to that?

Every guitar, no matter who's name is on the head stock, needs a complete setup on it's purchased.  Factory setups are "ball park" at best and a total disaster of a setup coming out of the box is always possible.

 

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just as a matter of interest can anyone send me a link to The Hummingbirds standard fret dimensions ?? Are they a Dunlop fret of some sort??

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