Gibson Les Paul Special 2020 - TV Yellow - Paint Defect

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hi everyone - so I purchased a brand new 2020 Gibson LP Special in TV Yellow. Fantastic playing guitar, P-90s sound great..........but come on Gibson, how about a little more attention to detail on the paint job! I'm usually one that just disregards minor imperfections but it is aggravating when you spend this much money, on a guitar with a very basic finish, and you end up with this. This spot on where the neck meets the body makes it look like they painted it a little bit, then let some dust settle into the paint, then shipped it out. And this is not something that can be scrubbed out.....it is in there good! I bought this one from Zzounds......but I have seen 3 of this exact same model at Sam Ash and GC, and they all have issues like this. I don't know, maybe I'm overly critical on the details..........
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Well, they got the color right.

But that's not the only thing I see wrong in that "TV " finish.

Where's the grain?

And yes, this is a masking error when shooting the color coat.

This finish requires a white undercoat, and that's what I'm seeing under the neck binding and dirty paint.
 

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Agreed.

That said, I'm too forgiving. I'd think of that as a distinguishing mark, as in a flaw that would distinguish yours from anyone else's TV Yellow Special. If it rocked and played great, I would let it go. Probably ask for a discount (good pic for that inquiry). I have a Junior that is "gloppy" in the same spot on the opposite side of the neck where I always see it. Doesn't bother me. Got it used, though, so there's that. Didn't affect my purchase decision. It's your call. Return or discount.
 

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My 2020 has that flaw on the back where the neck meets the body. It also has over-plekked frets but it's a keeper. The neck profile is perfect for me and the guitar absolutely rocks.

*Edited to add it's actually a July 2019 LP Special that I purchased brand new in Jan 2020.
 
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Is it definitely in the finish? Kinda looks like it could be polishing compound from that pic.
 

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maybe gibson should be looking into that,saving money and getting better results is not always a bad thing...
 

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Many Gibsons seem to be a little rough around the neck joint, it seems to go with the territory.
 

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I have a 2020 Les Paul special in tv yellow that has perfect fit and finish. Fantastic guitar by the way.
 

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Hey everyone thanks for the input. So I did decide to send the guitar back for a refund. Just couldn't bear spending that much money with that significant of a paint defect. But, the story has a happy ending.......I just bought a used but like new condition 2020 Gibson Les Paul Special Jr., and I am in love! What an amazing guitar........finish is perfect, great neck profile. Love everything about it! I will get another TV yellow, but will buy from a retailer that will allow me to see the finish before buying. Here she is :)
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Never played one without that defect. Glad you're happy with yours. All my Gibsons came with finish issues, but I just don't care - great sound, great playability and quality is top notch where it matters most. I'm willing to forgive a few human mistakes.

That said you ended up a winner with another amazing guitar in your hands. Congrats!
 

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Never played one without that defect. Glad you're happy with yours. All my Gibsons came with finish issues, but I just don't care - great sound, great playability and quality is top notch where it matters most. I'm willing to forgive a few human mistakes.

That said you ended up a winner with another amazing guitar in your hands. Congrats!
^^THIS.
 


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