Brand new Gibson 2016 USA Gibson Limited Proprietary Flying V I bought on Reverb. Seller typed "no return" on his listing. I opened it up today to examine it and put strings on it and found the damage pictured below.
Austin-based guitarist, singer & songwriter Phil Hurley had three goldtops: a '52, a '77 and a 2000. He graciously agreed to share the stories behind each guitar and played them all through a '65 Vibrolux to showcase how they sound.
[Sweetwater] said that today they received a shipment of the particular guitar I ordered but not a single guitar in the shipment passed their inspection. All of them have to be returned to Gibson. I was shocked.