Obviously with the E-A-D the slots were done on a Plek "hump day"! And a newly hired worker did a custom hand job rounding the edges... LOL. It sucks. :wtf:
...If you luv the guitar, get it fixed under warranty using a bone nut.
Any of you lost interest in looking and buying "things"? I'm an accidental collector and unfortunately, I cannot be bothered selling items I do not use... so guitars just pile up in the garage and closets. Although, I sometimes checkout the local CL or Reverb. Some sellers advertised the same...
With the screws lowered to the surface of the pickup cover, and If the whole pickup was lowered quite a bit to increase clarity, the volume between strings may not be of the same volume level due to distance from each string. Turn your amp at giging level, and strum all the strings. You will...
If it bothers you, easy fix is a dab of super glue, let dry, sand (600 grit) flat on a small flat wood, then polish with a non silicon polishing compound.
Use a nice soft 4" horse hair paint brush to dust the guitar... easy less than 5 seconds. Besides it's good putting that old paint brush...
The following may not be done all the time; but a must for your first time setups:
1. He forgot the most troublesome on Gibson's design... adjust and lube the nut.
2. Another is subjective to each individual taste is the pickup height adjustments.
3. Adjust/polish/lube bridge saddle groves.
Did a google search for the image and quickly got the site:
It looks good on your photos! It's better than satin, and not plastic looking as a very glossy guitar.
BTW, satin nitro is not the same chemical composition as gloss nitro. If you want shinny, get a gloss nitro painted guitar.
The way I see it, a PAF sticker is more of a "desire" for the myth than actual tone. Being an old fart like me, I've got a number of PAF's and they are not as impressive as the newer pickups or PAF copies. Besides, I still don't know what a PAF tone sounds like anyway.
I still tweak and sound...