- May 21, 2017
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You can't compare 15 years ago to today. Different ownership and the marketplace has changed significantly.The Mom & Pop shops are pretty much out of the picture when it comes to being a dealer for Gibson. Gibson, as far as I know, still requires the dealer to purchase what Gibson sends them, and most M&P's cannot sell $5k LP's and order minimum $100K per year up front. The big boxes are all that's left in the Gibson dealer networks. At least that's what I was told by a Nashville dealer about 15 years ago, and he had to cut from them.
You should try using a fretboard cleaner with the steel wool. If that doesn't make a difference try a drop of naphtha on a rag, just make sure you follow up with a fretboard conditioner.So, the steel wool didn’t work. I’m yet to try the razor blade. I’m starting to think it’s super glue! I’ll give it a try when I restring it!
Also, I’ll be keeping the guitar. They refunded me $180. That’s good enough for me
The problem is Gibson has had nothing but problems with their fretboard material since they got busted for obtaining illegal wood. They blamed the government but it seems that Fender, PRS and everyone else was able to obtain wood without it being illegal.Recently, I had to sell my Les Paul to cover medical, and car troubles costs. I decided to save some money, and order another Les Paul. It came in yesterday. It plays flawlessly and weighs 8lbs and 12oz. Everything is perfect as far as playability. Anyhow, I contacted AMS, to see if they could give me a discount on it because it came with blemishes. I work at an instrument factory and I’m having the repair guy give me a quote. What does anyone think this is? I speculate it’s either super glue or lacquer that seeped past the painters tape. It also came with a couple of dents. What do you think would be fair as far as a discount goes? I feel they’re going to lose money on it if they just have me exchange it. Part of me doesn’t want to exchange it because it’s perfect in every other way.
Yeah, it would worry me as well. I mean, there are only so many reasons why super glue would be used on a fretboard and none of them are good.No, me fretboard was dry as hell when I got it. It’s definitely glue. It started worry me as to why there’s super glue. I don’t see a crack under it.
Never having heard of Heritage guitars before my first thought was "Not another range of Les Paul's it is confusing enough as it is with Standards, Traditional's etc!"
Heritage moved into the old Gibson factory in Michigan.Never having heard of Heritage guitars before my first thought was "Not another range of Les Paul's it is confusing enough as it is with Standards, Traditional's etc!"