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I took delivery of my guitar today, a new 2008 les paul standard.

After 30 mins it was back in the box and on its way back to the dealer. Why? because the finish was shoddy, there were dents on the back of the neck and under the scratch plate and the control cavity was full of wood splinters and some kind of white gunk.

I feel gibson are really taking the piss charging £1500 for a guitar that is no better finished than modern epiphones. ( And before anyone asks I have 3 older les pauls that are finished to a much higher standard. )

Do gibson actually have anyone checking these instruments before they leave the factory, or do they just sign the inspection slip without looking at the guitar.

 

marks out of ten, I'll give 2 for the case and the guitar can go back to gibson.

 

If any one wants pictures of the guitar please send a request

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welcome to the forums deckthree, but may I suggest not introducing yourself by ranting on about how much Gibson sucks?

 

No offense, mind you, just a pointer...

 

There have been complaints about Gibson QC (that's quality control) recently. Most of the time guitars like yours are rare, and it's the exception, not the norm. If Gibson has any sense (which they always do) they'll send you another for free and it should be fine. Good luck...

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No offense taken.....I was not introducing my self, just letting other people interested in gibson guitars know what kind of quality they ship. Maybe I'll post my cv first next time. A more formal approach if you like...;-)

 

I assume what you mean by gibson sending another for free, is that they will supply what I paid for? Well thats really kind of them. I've spoken to gibson europe ( based in holland ) and the lead time is some 8 weeks.

 

Regarding the finish being an exception, thats not the views amongst dealers in the UK.

 

Thanks for your comments.

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Welcome to the forum! I must admit that I never had a bad experience with Gibson products. Every guitar I played at various stores (I easily tried out 100 guitars in the last few years) had small imperfections but nothing that would cause me not to buy one. As you can see from this forum there are a lot of satisfied customers. Don't worry. The guitar of your dreams will come soon. But let's see the pictures in the meantime...

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I just bought a Gibson Les Paul Custom from MF and no imperfections from what i see from my pics my girl sent to me.Maybe a slight buff here and there.And i just bought a Les Paul Standard with the 50,s neck in Light burst.if there are some imperfections i,ll live with it.I can return in thirty days.

So, i think I,ll be a happy cat.I had many custom Guitars with lil nica and nacs ,i,ve repaired them ,the best I could.but from what you said,i,m glad you returned it.good luck.i,ll post pics as soon as i get him in three weeks.

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I took delivery of my guitar today' date=' a new 2008 les paul standard.

After 30 mins it was back in the box and on its way back to the dealer. Why? because the finish was shoddy, there were dents on the back of the neck and under the scratch plate and the control cavity was full of wood splinters and some kind of white gunk.

I feel gibson are really taking the piss charging £1500 for a guitar that is no better finished than modern epiphones. ( And before anyone asks I have 3 older les pauls that are finished to a much higher standard. )

Do gibson actually have anyone checking these instruments before they leave the factory, or do they just sign the inspection slip without looking at the guitar.

 

marks out of ten, I'll give 2 for the case and the guitar can go back to gibson.

 

If any one wants pictures of the guitar please send a request

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear that but fwiw my two Gibson's came from MF and there are perfect. I think that either the dealer you got it from or Gibson will make it right.

 

Jeff

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