Hello, everyone. Hope you are doing well. I know that i am, because, just few days ago i finally fulfilled a dream of mine. A dream that i had for almost 10 years. That's right, i bought a Gibson Les Paul. A Gibson Les Paul Standard T 2016 in beautiful Translucent Amber finish. In short, I bought it from Thomann, which is a large and well respected online music store here in Europe. I've been browsing and comparing prices for a very long time, was looking at the 2018 Traditional for some time, but then this one popped up for a good price so i decided just to go and get it. I am very satisfied with everything, guitar looks and feels very good. But i guess there are a few minor flaws about which i'd like to hear your opinions about. Here's just the general view. I wish i had a proper camera, cause the top is insane. But i'm sure we all understand that already. A bit closer look. So here's my first and the biggest question. We can clearly see a shim nut. It feels rock solid and i see no other issues than purely visual. Of course for an instrument of this price, caliber and heritage you'd expect something cleaner. I've heard about this before, but what do you think? Few more angles. I do believe that this is from the factory, because Thomann is always informing about things like that. And guitar came to me without the slightest scratch or sign of use. Not a perfet fit of the pickup frame. Would you call that a finishing flaw? Visible in some spots around the binding. I mean the slight discoloring where the binding ends and maple starts. A little of this is also found on the mahogany parts around body and neck. That's just the excess wax. Right? Slight misplacement of the toggle cover? (little gap visible) The same thing for pot cavity. Now i don't understand and don't know what to think about this. I'm talking about that stuff above the tailpiece posts. I guess that's just the finish, but why is it above the post. We all know that posts are installed after the work on guitars finish. I checked it with a small srewdriver, it feels soft, but i am afraid to peel it off. I think it might catch some of the real finish too. Few more angles. Now, what do you think? Am i splitting hairs? Or, maybe, you would even return the guitar? As i said earlier i'm very satisfied with everything, but then again, i honestly do not have any real experience with guitars of this caliber. Also the fretboard feels a little dry, but that's understandable, since guitar was made in 2016 and i just got it now in 2018. No one has touched it for two years. Don't have any lemon oil now, but will get one soon, so that's an easy fix. Nibs and inlays, which seems to be the usual QC problem seems perfect to me. And yes, the smell. Strong vanilla scent. I hate vanilla. Would prefer chocolate or strawberries, or anything else really. So that's easily the worst part about this guitar and case. Thank you so much for your time, atention and answers in advance. And i do apologize if you all have already gone through these type of posts a million times. I'm just desperate for any kind of human contact. Have a nice day.