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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    I hear what your saying. But does that mean that any guitar buyer should google the specific bridge, neck, tuners, neck plate, fredboard, nut, frets, truss rod, pots, binding, wiring, neck joint, tremolo block, shielding, saddles, and finish for any guitar they consider buying to see if there...
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    All very true. My Player strat originally came with a Pau Ferro board before I replaced it with a Fender roasted maple 12" radius neck (I LOVE that RM neck, very high quality). I really liked the feel and, unlike many, I loved the unique grain pattern (looked like an artists paint brush stroke...
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Who knows, in 30-40 years (if I'm still around) it may command a premium.
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    That's interesting it only shows up at 18-22. It looks like they used titebond but I can't be sure. Have you heard anything about difficulties refretting these down the road?
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    I'll just say I could have gotten a great LP traditional for 75 more shipped, or a PRS S2 singlecut (yellow quilted top) for 80$ more shipped. I paid excellent to mint price.
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    There was no mention of the laminated board and no pictures of either side of the neck (I would have spotted this easily). I have a couple days to decide. I think I'm going to take some time to get to know the guitar better with my fingers before making a decision. I definitely want a GIBSON Les...
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Your right. I'm not too worried about it. Just looks pretty low end without binding there to cover it up (especially with the tool marks). There is zero fret wear so that shouldn't be a concern for a while. Any idea if this makes refretting these a nightmare for luthiers? Thanks for the...
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Yeah, it's pretty disappointing. I've LITERALLY dreamed of owning an actual Gibson since 1990; and this is what I waited 30 years for. I'm disabled (can't drive) in a smaller town so internet shopping is basically my only option (I got this off reverb for too much). She plays ok even if she does...
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Thanks everyone. I didn't know these 2 piece layered boards existed; so I learned from the experience too .
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    It's nearly new. It was purchased for a guys daughter after she showed a few weeks interest in learning guitar and played a few times (gotta love American kids!). I replaced the truss cover with a less flashy black one. I have hipshot tuners on the way to replace the min-etune system (hopefully...
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Ok, I was mostly concerned that a major repair had occurred at some point. If it's OEM from Gibson, I'm fine with it. Thanks a lot!
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Thanks for taking a look and reaching out. Hopefully someone will be able to offer some insight. Problem is I got this off Reverb and only have 48 hours I believe to initiate a return if there are issues.
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    UPDATE: Finally got my 1st Gibson. Is this normal?

    Hello everyone out there, it's great to meet you all! So I finally got my 1st Gibson; a 2013 Les Paul 70's tribute. My question is this: Is it normal to see what appears to be a seam running the length of the fingerboard just underneath the fret tangs? I realize Gibson does hand scraping and...


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