- Sep 23, 2014
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Maybe that's just how the pickups were in an original '61 carved top single cutaway Les Paul
I'd definitely ask for a discount for all the hassle and confusion. They're selling a returned item as new. Big , no, no. But if you dig the PU, keep it.could be they were low on supply, or because the Classic isn’t affiliated with an era they use modern plates instead of the PAF sticker?
I would definitely ask for a discount based on the hassle and them not being clear about it having been returned previously.
You solved the problem buddy.View attachment 522340
Here's another set currently for sale...
These were removed from a brand new Gibson Sg ‘61 Reissue. USA pickups. Perfect condition. Never even played them.reverb.com
Yeah, aesthetically this guitar really impressed me. It def stuck out on the rack.It's a nice looking guitar, the pickups seem legit....I'd keep it if it plays and sounds great. It also has a nice dark fretboard which is a plus, at least for me.
Yeah this is where it gets a big complicated. I bought it Presidents Day weekend when they offered 15% off on everything. So I got a really good deal on it for $2125. I doubt they’ll lower the price much further. But I could have bought a brand new mint condition Standard 60’s for the same price that weekend too, so I feel like they should at least let me exchange for a mint brand new one of the same model and honor the $2125 price.Read through the thread -
Good fit and finish on a Gibson with playability that makes you happy is not the easiest find. That’s a factor.
That being said - do NOT pay full retail price for a guitar that GC admits was bought, tinkered with, returned, and shipped to their store. You did not buy a factory new guitar and paying retail on that is bonkers. GC is selling these used from $1800-$2100 online.
Yeah it’s a bit complicated since I got 15% off for buying Presidents Day. BUT, there were plenty of other standard 60’s in the store that were brand new and untampered for that same discount so I feel like a direct exchange would be the most fair if they can’t discount this one for me any more.Your pickups look exactly like my 2019 Les Paul Standard 60's so no worries there. It's REALLY BAD if GC sold it to you as "new" when it is was previously purchased and returned. At best, they have to label it as a B-Stock.
As far as price, you should get at least 10% off the ticket price on any day (not even on a holiday); Since it was B-Stock, I would expect 15%-20% off. GC was dishonest here and I would return it in a split second! That guitar is beautiful but you can find a "new" one just a beautiful!
But I’m not really sure what they’ll do. Or what I should reasonably expect as a discount now.
I got it Presidents Day weekend with the 15% off coupon so it was well discounted. But, I know I could have gotten a brand new unopened Standard 60’s that weekend with the same discount. So now I’m not sure what to ask for if they don’t discount it. Im thinking direct exchange for the same guitar or just keeping what I have as I dig the sound and feel.I'd definitely ask for a discount for all the hassle and confusion. They're selling a returned item as new. Big , no, no. But if you dig the PU, keep it.
Thanks, that’s really my main concern. Most people said they looked good which is reassuring,If the solder joints look original then i wouldnt worry. The original purchaser prob just flipped it for preference.
here’s the pic
Good idea, I may do that. Though I feel alot better having gotten it looked at on here.You can always send the picture to Gibson tech support for validation...but they look legit to me.
Thanks, I think I needed some reassurance on here. My biggest fear and concern was having a tampered guitar, e.g. pickup swapped, wiring Tampered with. But since it seems like it was just the flipped pickup, but all original I’m not as bothered.Late to this party and I admit that I only read the first few quotes. I, personally, would not be bothered by this. That said if YOU are, take it back. I can think of dozens of valid reasons why someone would buy a guitar and take it back. Maybe they just did not like something? Maybe their wife had a wreck and they realized the next day they would need the funds they just spent. Maybe they got afterburn? maybe they bought it, showed off to their neighbor and took it back? My buddy owns a pawn shop and people sell him brand new "stuff" (guitars, tools, jewelry,...) all day, every day for a gazillion reasons (that are not fraud or illegal). As far as the pickup--the previous owner likely either: A--thought that flipping the humbucker would create the Peter Green effect (wrong) or B wanted to see it because he read that we should all see them and did not know that he put it in backwards. or maybe he likes them that way. it changes nothing to position them that way as far as tone. Seth Lover had them oriented the "correct way" because he thought it looks cool. Maybe the previous owner wanted them the other way.
My attitude would be "no ham no foul" but if you are bothered by it you can either take it back or go back to GC and demand a discount since technically they sold you a used guitar as new.
Thanks, hopefully that’s what they were trying to do.Brother, some people do that on purpose, ever hear of Peter Greene? The pickups look legit, the first owner removed them for whatever reason but it certainly is possible is was put in backwards on purpose. I replaced pickups once in a tele with a neck hum bucket and installed it backwards it gives the guitar a unique qwack sound made famous again by Peter Greene. If you don’t know you he is look him up one of the most proficient influential blues guitar players of the 1960s
Agree. I'd keep that guitar. Maybe negotiate a small inconvenience fee because it is clearly a return and not brand new, but I wouldn't return it.thanks for sending this.
Yeah, I'm not the most knowledgeable guitar tech in town but the wiring looks original to me