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Hello, I know there are manu open forum about those "regular" gibson years but here is my history.

I bought a new Gibson Flying V High Performance 2016 via Thomann, in 2017.

It appears to have some bad finishing details. I prefer not to return it, because it was just out of stock (like I said, its a 2016 guitar bought in 2017) and because at the time I thought it was not a big problem. This was my first "good" guitar (above 1K$) and it sound good so I was kind of shocked by that but at the same time I did not want to get it off my side. Some years passed and I really can not believe how a guitar that has passed by professional hands could have this kind of damage. The wood on the frets is whitened un some spots. Its beautiful but its kind of damage in some spots, like I said.

The guitar has a lot of scratch in the neck, many of   them in the left side of the neck if you look the guitar frontally. The fretboard binding is a complete mess, it looks unfinished and a very poor attention to detail.

At the same time, the neck on the HP model is smoother, there is no "jump" beetween neck and body, and a light crack has appeared in this spot. I thought that there must be there a line where the union is, but this fine line is irregular and loks cheap.

Is this real? Im looking for some advices, how can I solve this?

I know its my fault for not returning it back, and I know probably theres no solution but I need to say it.



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You said it is a great guitar.  Isn't that what it is all about?  Is this really that important?  It appears to me that everything should be able to be touched up.  I would never ever return a "good one" like you say you have for insignificant cosmetics.  But that is not a typical forum response.  Play that bad boy and stop being distracted by the little things, including forum grumblings.

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I'm not seeing what everyone else is. The binding looks untidy but TBH just 'dirty'. I would just lightly abrade that area in any case. If its irregular, maybe a little more.

The white flecks in fingerboard: could be either oil or salt (too much conditioner or sweat residue). Careful cleaning will help.

Those things wouldn't worry me as long as the guitar is good.

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