Im not the OP, but my LP serial number is the day before thanksgiving and the guitar is perfect. Also, the pickups are dated like 2 weeks after the serial number date, so the hardware is installed well after the stamped serial number date.What does the serial number say, built on a Friday or day before a holiday?
Well, it still has the bushings…but still.I find it hard to believe that it would even hold tune without those screws.
They probably had to overtighten those bushings to keep the tuners from torquing while they were tuning it. That’s amazing that they wouldn’t have noticed that there was no screws holding the tuners in on the back. The only thing I can think is that the tech went to lunch in the middle of the process and then somebody else grabbed the guitar and moved it on down the line or something.Well, it still has the bushings…but still.
That’s some unacceptable attention to detail!
Maybe Gibson hired a new guy in the hardware dept. I’ve also noticed a few new LPs where the tuning machine bushings were over-tightened, and caused the headstock overlay to separate (which causes the “bubbling” around the tuners.
Maybe it’s the same guy? Maybe he/she is a virgin and scared to screw anything!?