I've seen it, along with many other factory tours, there are at least 3-4 on Gibson alone.
That is marketing material for them. Here is a better one. It's still an automated production line mostly, like in any factory.
I wouldn't call it hand made still. Fool-proof maybe.
The main reason I...
Mate a guitar has to play first, at least for me. It would be a shame for a guitar to be scrapped just for a couple of stuff.
What's more amazing than people accepting blems, is a factory line with perfectly cut cnc parts to have so many issues while being overpriced to hell and back.
It is true thy sometimes there isn't any other option than online. Especially in remote areas, or small markets.
Thomann's policy is also to blame, in my case while the guys and girls were helpful, It was still frustrating to deal with all that, I got the Epi as birthday gift to myself in...
Neck is multipiece, probably the additional piece moved, if the guitar doesn't have any bumps on the neck that suggests it took a hit bellow the headstock, it should be fine.
If it doesn't bother you and plays exceptionally well, you could keep it.
Otherwise look for a better example as your...
I think Gibson knows very well that Epiphones are too close, thus they try to maintain a tier market.
Maestro has no problem using Gibson headstock, because it's not considered competition.
24 out of 26 days is the guitar sitting..
It's exactly the same work as buying a kit and putting it...
There I fixed it for you.
There are people who are looking to be disappointed. There is no cure for that.
Being in the situation is frustrating, I've been there.
Let me provide some popcorn fodder.
I wonder where are the cork guys now, who look down on USA and Epi lines.
While I don't...
Great idea indeed, let the guy damage a new guitar so he won't get a refund, and he will stuck with a guitar he cannot look at.
I doubt the op is in position to carry out that operation safely. If that was the case, he could swap a pup ring on the first one and call it a day.
Oi Thunder Dump, please tell me how gibson custom is different than any other production line? Do you think that Epiphones are scraped by machines or something?
These guitars are mostly machined, the employees do nothing more than what you would by putting a guitar kit together.
Yes it takes...
This guitar is just fine, there isn't anything noteworthy about it.
Regarding fenders and the such, I think they are pos.
I have seen crooked ones yes.
Regardless of what I believe, the comparison in this case is unfair.
Fender can always throw half the instrument in the shredder if something...
No I haven't, I doubt any new models have reached my parts of the world, and even if they did, most places here don't let you try the guitars out.
I'm slowly building my own now, so I spent my money importing parts from US and Canada, upping the cost up to x3 :eek2:...
I expect the new Gibsons...
Also some very interesting ideas were materialized under him (henry). Gothic, voodoo series, Guitar of the month, special runs etc. 2016 runs is the reason I own a LP.
New Guitars are same old - same old. So far I prefer the Henry era by far, compared to this "authentic" sue happy borefest...
If you were looking for a specific answer, what's the point of asking?
If the placebo works on someone or not.
And I do believe they do play a part in the overall sound (harmonics sustain), but each piece of timber is unique, so it's not really a constant factor. Thus no two guitars are exactly...