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Good day all,

I recently picked up a 60s les Paul standard and had a few questions.  The guitar I originally purchased was identified as having a bad neck pickup.  The tech realizes the problem as he was setting it up for me.  I swapped it out for another 60s les Paul and have a few questions.  First off the pickup selector switch was loose so I had to tighten that up.  Also the neck isn’t completely flush where it runs up against the neck pickup is this normal or ok? Lastly when looking at the guitar from the side I can see the nuts holding on all the knobs except for the neck volume knob.  Are these things I need to worry about or are they fine to ignore?  The guitar seems to play fine but I just want to make sure what I got is okay before it’s too late to return it and exchange it.  Thanks for your help!

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Pic is blurry. Cannot tell if that is a gap or just dried polishing compound. What happens if you scratch at it with a fingernail?

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On 6/5/2020 at 7:28 PM, CBenson89 said:

Good day all,

I recently picked up a 60s les Paul standard and had a few questions.  The guitar I originally purchased was identified as having a bad neck pickup.  The tech realizes the problem as he was setting it up for me.  I swapped it out for another 60s les Paul and have a few questions.  First off the pickup selector switch was loose so I had to tighten that up.  Also the neck isn’t completely flush where it runs up against the neck pickup is this normal or ok? Lastly when looking at the guitar from the side I can see the nuts holding on all the knobs except for the neck volume knob.  Are these things I need to worry about or are they fine to ignore?  The guitar seems to play fine but I just want to make sure what I got is okay before it’s too late to return it and exchange it.  Thanks for your help!

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New guitars are new, but not flawless. If you have the chance, I'd suggest you to change it for one that you feel comfortable with. The issues you post seem nothing unusual. Do make sure the white line is polish compound or dirt by removing with a damp cloth. If it is cracked, return it. If the nuts on the pots are an issue, you only have to adjust the height from the inside. Easy if you know how nuts and bolts work. Shouldn't take more than 5 min. If in hesitation, go with your tech.

Another problem I noticed is the selector plastic cap. My 2016 LP Traditional has the same issue where it screws too low, and the plastic touches the ring. It is a problem if you bump lightly the selector, as it will move. The solution from my tech was to unscrew it a but, but that makes it prone to falling if too much movement is performed.

If this is nothing problematic, then enjoy your new axe.

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Everything looks cool to me.

The only issue I see is VERY MINOR, the selector switch is adjust too low. Unscrew the top nut then remove the back plate to access the switch and adjust the nut on the other side so the switch protrudes out the top more. 

I hope you enjoy your new Les Paul. I think we would all like to see pics of the whole guitar. 🙂 

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Is it normal for there to be gap with the white paint from the side of the neck and maple top?  As you can see there is a little space and I just want to make sure the neck isn’t set wrong lol

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