I have news for you, ALL guitars are both hand-made and machine manufactured. Gibson’s manufacturing process is no more ‘hand-made’ than your average Ibanez or most other production guitars. Gibson cuts their guitar bodies on CNC machines like everybody else. The process is the same for any production guitar. And yet somehow your average Ibanez or Charvel is almost always near-flawless out of the factory.Surely cosmetic flaws are a testament to the fact that they're handmade guitars & shouldn't this be a reassuring thing? I mean, if Les Paul's were 100% aesthetically perfect it'd raise questions & concerns? Like, make people suspect them of being made by machines instead of people?
Valid point. Not robotic made, nor are they handmade.by definition. All the big boys are all somewhere in between at varying points between the ends of the seesaw.but to say they both use CNC and thus it’s the same process just overlooks a whole lot.
Nope... now you done gone too far.Law of averages states even PRS churns out bad buttermilk on occasion...
TQMS!!!!Valid point. Not robotic made, nor are they handmade.by definition. All the big boys are all somewhere in between at varying points between the ends of the seesaw.
I love my Gibs, but I've seen dipshittery make it out the door at Gib. Not one bad PRS...or Suhr...
Nothing wrong at Gib that new blood in QC wouldn't cure....and possibly procedure change.
Probably some validity in that, bud.Nope... now you done gone too far.
PRS is like Crossfit.
How do you know when a guitarist has a PRS?
Don't worry, he'll tell you.
And it's the best goldurn guitar ever made on the whole wide world... even if it's an SE model!
Phil McKnight made a reference to this in a video once. He visits a lot of factories where the big brands produce their guitars and found in general the best quality guitars came from the factories where the employees had been working there the longest and were happiest to be in. It’s no surprise of course.QC problems never change until the staff does. You want people to do better? Hire better people. Pay them more. Put less pressure on how many units they have to churn out each day, either by hiring more people or charging more per unit to the consumer. Hate to say it but it's true. Can't expect people to work better for the same wage when they've been doing things one way for years.
I am picky about quality control, but I am also realistic about how people are treated at work in this global economy of ours.
All the guitars I own (see sig) have had some kind of flaw. The Mexican Fender bass had the fewest. I'll leave it to others to speculate on why that is.
Less of an attitude of entitlement. People in a relatively poor country genuinely happy to have a steady job and they work their tail off.But he specifically mentioned the Mexican factory had some of the happiest and most committed workers, people loved working there and recommended the job to their friends who also joined and I think it makes a big difference.