Finally! Murphy Lab Ugly Headstock Repair model

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Or at least candy.
Hey, I really look forward to that candy, especially the Bit-O-Honey! Damn, that’s the only reason I buy guitars from Sweetwater!
 

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Did he buy it or is he just previewing it? Sounded like maybe he did but not sure! Lots of bucks for a headstock repair.

Think he's just previewing it, but you never know. I'll check the next few episodes to see if he snagged it.
 

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No comprendo the amount of stupid on this planet.
 

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The guitar in the OP was sold as used. Gibson did not break that headstock. It probably broke while being shipped to a customer. They took it back, fixed it (left it ugly intentionally?), and sold it as used.

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The guitar in the OP was sold as used. Gibson did not break that headstock. It probably broke while being shipped to a customer. They took it back, fixed it (left it ugly intentionally?), and sold it as used.

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Could have done a little better job on the repair I’d think. But hey, someone bought it!
 

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The guitar in the OP was sold as used. Gibson did not break that headstock. It probably broke while being shipped to a customer. They took it back, fixed it (left it ugly intentionally?), and sold it as used.

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Every guitar that the Gibson Demo Shop has sold thus far has been listed as ‘used’. I’m not sure if this represents several thousand customer returns, or if they are listing factory seconds as used in order to fit the Reverb condition grading system.

In any case, Gibson selling a guitar with a repaired headstock appears to be something they have never done before, regardless of whether it was originally damaged in shipping or at the factory.
 

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Every guitar that the Gibson Demo Shop has sold thus far has been listed as ‘used’. I’m not sure if this represents several thousand customer returns, or if they are listing factory seconds as used in order to fit the Reverb condition grading system.

In any case, Gibson selling a guitar with a repaired headstock appears to be something they have never done before, regardless of whether it was originally damaged in shipping or at the factory.

Also note worthy is if this guitar is again on the market and the seller explains the sloppy headstock repair is factory made..... someone will be looking up this thread to prove it.

If I didn’t already know I would call BS.


I wonder if it comes with a COA that explains the factory repair??
 

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I've done better headstock repairs....
 

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The thing with the Murphy Lab collection is that I won't no longer worry about dings and dents on a guitar. I call those the "Murphy Lab Effect." :)
 

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This one does not make sense to me! I’ve seen Gibson do the headstock repair effect on Signature type guitars that actually had a repair to make them as accurate as possible. But this does not appear to be a Signature model, just a poorly repaired headstock from the factory. Gibson, please revisit this marketing plan. I can‘t believe Murphy is OK with this!
 

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After they paid Tom to run his razor blades all over the place it probably seemed the fiscally responsible thing to do.

Thus pushing aging into the next level.

They should do a few with broken heel joints.
Broken heel joints ain't sexy.

Sex sells
 

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It's the ones that everyone hates that become collector's items. But still, not for me.
 

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