Does this happen often?

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  1. jboz

    jboz Junior Member

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    So I recently acquired a beautiful Epiphone Les Paul PRO 1956 Gold Top. It's near flawless except for one small area in the neck pickup cavity. See attached photo. Do flaws like this happen from time to time with the P-90 LP's? Would it detract from the guitar for you? It's only kinda noticeable up close. I don't think it's enough to return it, especially since I might get one that has a worse flaw/defect somewhere else on the instrument. Like I said, the finish is otherwise perfect all over, and the neck is amazing.
     

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  2. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    That would bug the crap out of me, But, thats me. If you can live with it, thats up to you. My $.02
     
  3. jboz

    jboz Junior Member

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    I guess the fact that I took the time to post about it means it's bugging me too. Might try to exchange it.
     
  4. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    That ^^.
    It only matters if it bugs you (or not). And like you said. The fact that you posted about it to ask, says to me that it does bug you.
    Good luck on the exchange, mate ! :thumb:

    Oh and welcome to the forum :welcome:
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    That is why the 'return option' exists...
     
  6. Dun Ringill

    Dun Ringill Premium Member

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    I'm not sure that it would bother me and would probably keep it if it were my guitar, IMO. The only problem with opinions is they relate to the anal orifice from the aspect that everyone has one.
     
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    sasquatch Senior Member

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    Part of the Hand Crafted touch
    just not a very steady one
    Mo Lee may have rushed a bit
     
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  8. kiko

    kiko Senior Member

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    It's nothing. If it sounds and plays well keep it.
     
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    It's nothing to you but not the op.
     
  10. kiko

    kiko Senior Member

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    Just giving an opinion, the OP is free to do as he pleases.
     
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  11. Fuelish

    Fuelish Senior Member

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    Part of OPs original post "Would it detract from the guitar for you?"
     
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    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I would keep and seek discount.
     
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    Benjammin Senior Member

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    from my experience, if it bothers you now, it will only bother you more over time. I would try to return it, or get a discount or something. For the money these things go for, I don't mind fussing over aesthetic details
     
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    howardlo Senior Member

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    That wouldn't bother me in any way!
     
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    He also said it was bugging him too.
     
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    That's thick paint drip dried on the edge. Just pop out pup and sand it straight with an emery board or sand paper. No biggie
     
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    Thanks for the responses all. I just can't let go of the guitar despite this little imperfection, so I worked out something with the retailer. They also don't have the Goldtops in stock anymore (not sure but the color might be discontinued now) so all the more reason to keep this beauty.
     
  18. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I wouldn't, personally, give a rat's ass about that on a cheaper guitar, as long as it didn't get in the way of proper mounting/adjusting of the pickup.

    BUT - THIS IS SOOOOOOOO TRUE.....


    You know yourself in a way nobody else can. Are you the kind of guy that will pretend it doesn't bother you because you are still in the honeymoon stage with your new guitar and then later do something foolish like take a file to it once you admit to yourself that it's driving you crazy? IF SO: act now while you still can to exchange it!

    On the other hand, if you're the kind of guy who just wants to know that it won't harm the sound or performance of the instrument than, rest assured, as long as the pickup is mounted straight and moves up and down freely, it's all good in the hood!

    So, you decide. Just be honest with yourself. There is no right or wrong answer. The only wrong answer is denying that it is actually bugging the F out of you and not doing anything about it while you can still get it taken care of during the exchange period.

    Spoken from experience. Sometimes you just can't get a silly little thing like that out of your mind. Sometimes you just forget about it once you turn the amp up and hit an A chord. Only you will know.
     
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    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    ^^^this^^^

    I don't think it would bother me, but I'm not you.
     
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    If you exchange it, the replacement will sound worse. I guarantee it.
     
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