- Aug 30, 2007
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Make sure you wear a crash helmet and elbow pads if you ever play the thingOk you guys just convinced me to email Gibson. Waiting for a reply. Nothing to lose. A spare tuner would be nice to have.
As for the case padding, I’ve removed all the foam, except the one on the lower bout. I used a polish cloth to form another neck cradle near the headstock. This will elevate the neck slightly to create a bigger gap from the headstock to the case floor. Then I placed another folded polish cloth on top of the first few frets to prevent the nut from slamming on the case top and also to keep the guitar from moving when the case is stood on its side. I really don’t like these latest Liftons. Really lousy padding. Much prefer the 2013-2017 versions. Looked right with tons of padding. But it’s the original case...just for the sake of keeping things all original.
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Seriously though, I would say the plastic split when the tuner was made, and it's nothing to do with the guitar. take it off and replace it if it bothers you. Also those Lifton cases offer almost no protection for guitars at all, if you're worried get something meatier.