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GarethSG

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Hi Guys I am new to Gibson ownership having recently acquired a CS 2000 Re-Issue  SG. it's a beautiful guitar with a few issues I'd like some clarity on if anyone can help?

 

Firstly the tuners are factory fitted as a special run but they are badly aligned, is this common for a guitar of this era?  Secondly the top coat of ebony paint is coming away along the edge of the binding leaving the red paint exposed underneath....again is this a common thing with these?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Gareth 

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Badly aligned tuners is a Gibson perennial and there have been several threads on this over the years.  It is incomprehensible as some sort of card template would completely remove the issue.

And looking at your pics, that is particularly BAD. 

The paint coming away is probably due to the binding shrinking or something similar - movement in the wood perhaps, again not uncommon.

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Re Gibson tuner alignment:

I've noticed that some tuners are fitted in two parallel lines of 3.

Others follow the curve of the headstock.

Gibson must have frequent shift changes because so many are a mix of both.

It obviously is just a visual thing. Lucky for me I'm not a picture straightener.

Its a nice looking SG. Good choice!

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Hi guys from what I can fathom out so far is that it's an early CS Special one of less than a thousand I believe. The Ebony finish with gold hardware and short vibrola were. Not standard and this particular guitar was only produced in short runs. There's some really good information here.

https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Special#Historic_1961_Les_Paul_/_SG_Special_Reissue_(2000_-_2013)

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2 hours ago, merciful-evans said:

Re Gibson tuner alignment:

I've noticed that some tuners are fitted in two parallel lines of 3.

Others follow the curve of the headstock.

Gibson must have frequent shift changes because so many are a mix of both.

It obviously is just a visual thing. Lucky for me I'm not a picture straightener.

Its a nice looking SG. Good choice!

Thanks buddy.....it's an unusual one!

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4 hours ago, GarethSG said:

Hi guys from what I can fathom out so far is that it's an early CS Special one of less than a thousand I believe. The Ebony finish with gold hardware and short vibrola were. Not standard and this particular guitar was only produced in short runs. There's some really good information here.

https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Special#Historic_1961_Les_Paul_/_SG_Special_Reissue_(2000_-_2013)

What an excellent website.

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On 11/20/2022 at 2:21 PM, merciful-evans said:

Re Gibson tuner alignment:

I've noticed that some tuners are fitted in two parallel lines of 3.

Others follow the curve of the headstock.

Gibson must have frequent shift changes because so many are a mix of both.

It obviously is just a visual thing. Lucky for me I'm not a picture straightener.

Its a nice looking SG. Good choice!

I think you've answered the question right there.....thanks bud 🙂👍

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