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After 5 months of waiting, AMS finally shipped my new Gibson Les Paul Junior is Satin White with the ebony fretboard.

I can't wait to plug it in. It arrives on Tuesday!

Any of you guys got one of these or are familiar with it?

I love p90's. I have an Epiphone John Lennon Casino and in the past I owned a Hamer Special with p90's. Great pickups.

 

Len in NC

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Ive never heard this before. [blink]

 

 

To prevent finish cracks.

 

Just leave it until the box becomes room temperature, then it should be in a gig bag so feel the gig bag if its cold then allow it to warm up to room temperature. Then crack that sucker open. Its been cold here in NC lately and a day like today is premo weather for finish cracks and you don't want that on your guitar. Couldn't take more than a couple of hours to adjust to temperature change. Thats what my insurance news letter said last year anyway.

 

What part of NC you from? I'm from Sampson county about half way between Raleigh and Wilmington. I've also been thinking of picking up a Jr. Let us know how you like it.

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Oh.

Do you only do this in winter?

 

Mainly, but your supposed to any time that the temperature out side is drastically different than it is inside. For example I know someone here who bought a new guitar and when it came in the mail it was mid summer, it went from 110 outside to 71 inside and caused a finish crack. I have one on one of my guitars when touring the guitar went from a trailer that was in 12 degree outside temp to a club that was 80 degrees which caused it to crack.

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Mainly' date=' but your supposed to any time that the temperature out side is drastically different than it is inside. For example I know someone here who bought a new guitar and when it came in the mail it was mid summer, it went from 110 outside to 71 inside and caused a finish crack. I have one on one of my guitars when touring the guitar went from a trailer that was in 12 degree outside temp to a club that was 80 degrees which caused it to crack. [/quote']

 

 

+1

 

Yep, sh!t like these happen...

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C'mon guys, whenever there is a drastic change in temperature from out side to the warmth of a house etc. you need to bring the instrument up to room temp. This is in guitars 101. There are any number of things that can happen to a guitar by just ripping open the box and start playing. It's not rocket science.

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To prevent finish cracks.

 

Just leave it until the box becomes room temperature' date=' then it should be in a gig bag so feel the gig bag if its cold then allow it to warm up to room temperature. Then crack that sucker open. Its been cold here in NC lately and a day like today is premo weather for finish cracks and you don't want that on your guitar. Couldn't take more than a couple of hours to adjust to temperature change. Thats what my insurance news letter said last year anyway.

 

What part of NC you from? I'm from Sampson county about half way between Raleigh and Wilmington. I've also been thinking of picking up a Jr. Let us know how you like it.[/quote']

 

 

Thanks for the info guys!

 

I'm in Caldwell county, about an hour east of Asheville in the foothills on the I40 corridor.

 

I'll let you guys know how it looks and sounds when it arrives on Tuesday, after it warms to room temp of course [cool]

 

Len

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Well, it seems the geniuses at UPS sent the guitar from Greensboro to Raliegh, which is exactly the opposite of where they should have sent it. They should have sent it west to Hickory. So not sure now if it will be delivered today, although it still shows on time for 2/9. We'll see.

Len

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Well....the good news is they delivered it.

The Bad news is it arrived severely damaged. The headstock was broke clean off, still connected to the strings. With no carton damage I have to assume it happened at Gibson in handling after it was put into the gig bag. I unzipped the gig bag and I became sick. Never saw a broken headstock before. What a shame. 5 months of waiting for nothing.

The have no more in stock, so more waiting.

 

Len

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Sorry to hear about this as 5 months is a long wait. What was AMS's

solution to remedy the problem quickly and fairly. If you paid for if

already I would get my money back. I don't think that Gibson ships

directly to buyers so is would have went to AMS. Good luck.

 

CW

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Hi I'm in the UK but I just googled Les Paul Junior satin white and the first American site that came up was Musicians Friend . . . they had it in stock at $839 with free shipping. So you will probably find one in stock somewhere in the US. Why not get your money back and start again? Then you won't have another long wait.

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Well....the good news is they delivered it.

The Bad news is it arrived severely damaged. The headstock was broke clean off' date=' still connected to the strings. With no carton damage I have to assume it happened at Gibson in handling after it was put into the gig bag. I unzipped the gig bag and I became sick. Never saw a broken headstock before. What a shame. 5 months of waiting for nothing.

The have no more in stock, so more waiting.

 

Len[/quote']

Man that is a sickening feeling Bro, It's almost as bad as walking out to your car to go to work and find your car has been stolen. Good luck to you!

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