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    Maple top center line finish question

    I was wondering if it common for the finish on top of the maple center line to come up a little. When I run my finger across the center line, I can feel the finish is a little lifted (idk if that's the right term). It's a 2003 Gibson Les Paul standard, so it does have some age to it. Is this a...
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    Goldtop popped up locally: is this authentic?

    This is fake as it gets. I’m a bit surprised that there are a few people stating that it might be genuine. the headstock itself is off (the gibson decal), no wings on the headstock, serial number, and the body being a multi-piece back. Not saying Gibson doesn’t use multi-piece backs, but...
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    I found a used 2004 Gibson Les Paul standard in Amber. Asked the seller if I can see a pic of the truss rod cavity, and interestingly enough, it is the same as my friend’s 2005 Standard with the shim on the front. So, I’m guessing some Standards around this year have come out with their truss...
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    Les Paul Standard silkscreen location

    This gave me a good laugh, MSB. Thanks :D
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    Les Paul Standard silkscreen location

    Thanks so much for the info, Mudface. I know that a lot of enthusiasts highly demand for the historically correct specs and whatnot. It doesn't really matter to me as the guitar itself is important. But something interesting that I found was that aside from the 2005 Standards, all the other...
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    Les Paul Standard silkscreen location

    I posted about my friend's Gibson 2005 having a strange truss rod cavity a few days back. But I've noticed another interesting thing. I know that silk screen Les Paul logos aren't specially positioned "historically" correctly on Standard models. But I've noticed that the 2004 (my guitar) and my...
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    I think I'm set for fretboard wood for a long time.

    That’s a nice collection. Nice grains, too. :)
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    This is the theory I’m most leaning towards, too. Just a job lazy job done from the Gibson factory :D
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    The infamous story of the washer burrowing its way in. Now that’s scary... I’m curious as to what Gibson replied and said about the situation :D
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    I agree. The cavity does seem to not have any work done. According to my friend, the guitar has gotten a few setups throughout the years, and the luthiers have never said anything odd about it and the truss rod seems to be funcitioning without any problem.
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    Yeah... This is why I opened up the thread. A strange shim seems to be in the cavity, but as one of the members pointed out here, it is indeed under the veneer. So maybe it was a factory defect of some sort? :P
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    Was able to get another picture from my friend. He's been busy... He said there seems to be one washer visible. I asked him if it looks like it's been sunken into the wood, he says he has no clue... He's only a player and knows nothing about the tech stuff on guitars :P
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    Thanks for your words again, PierM. WIll surely ask my friend to do that. :)
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    Yeah, I don't know why but case sure is interesting :D I think I've seen what you mentioned. Where the crescent washer was sunken deep into the wood, but the one I saw was due to truss issues. So the luthier I believe had to drill some grooves within the cavity and placed the washers deeper into...
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    As far as Know, there is nothing wrong with threads of the truss rod showing. Adjusting the truss rod, it is bound to end up showing I guess. Here are pictures of my Gibson LP standard 2004's truss rod, and my other friend's LP standard from 2006 I believe. :) Also my friend's 59 has some...
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    No problem. I appreciate the help including everyone here. A lot of insights. :) I'll try and ask my friend for the those pics :)
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    I'm trying to compare it with my 2004 Gibson les paul by picture since it isn't too far off from 2005. Do you mean that the truss rod is deeper inside? Or is out more than it should be?
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    That's an interesting find Darrell. I've never noticed that. It does look like the shim is beside the neneer and also the chunk of glue or whatever that residue is looks to have been for awhile. The veneer doesn't seem to have been replaced or anything. The guitar is a good shape as I've mentioned.
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    I’ve already read this and I cannot see how this is related to the thread. :(
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    Normal truss rod cavity?

    Is it possible for Gibson to send it this way? I’ve seen many even online but I’ve never seen a truss rod cavity like this.


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