R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

rialcnis

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This is terrible. Full exchange would be totally appropriate, but Gibson has to explain how this could be.
 

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I didn’t read every reply in the thread. But here goes... I would sand it with 600, 800,1000 grit then take it to a buffing wheel. Follow that up with some oil.. boom, that baby will be better than new. I do that to all my RW necks just to smooth out the rough grain holes.
 

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It wasn’t a new guitar.
The OP (who hasn't posted in this tread in over a month, BTW) said twice in this thread that it was purchased new (see 1st and 3rd posts).
 

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The OP (who hasn't posted in this tread in over a month, BTW) said twice in this thread that it was purchased new (see 1st and 3rd posts).
Yayyyy. Thanks. I was telling that Poster it wasn’t a new guitar because it isn’t.

It doesn’t look new in the pictures, the fret wire looks used. I think the seller got suckered and lied to or we were by the OP.

Would love to see the guitar which I had asked for more pictures. It may be at the end of the day a phony Gibson trashing post to stir the proverbial pot as it were.

It wouldn’t be the first time.
 

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Yayyyy. Thanks. I was telling that Poster it wasn’t a new guitar because it isn’t.

It doesn’t look new in the pictures, the fret wire looks used. I think the seller got suckered and lied to or we were by the OP.

Would love to see the guitar which I had asked for more pictures. It may be at the end of the day a phony Gibson trashing post to stir the proverbial pot as it were.

It wouldn’t be the first time.
I suspect you may be right (about the phony Gibson trashing post)... which is why I pointed out that the OP hasn't posted for so long.

And the fret wire does look suspect for a new guitar. But considering it’s a 2017 model that was sold at a pretty good discount (if the story is true) it may well have been a floor model that saw significant demo play.
 

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I suspect you may be right (about the phony Gibson trashing post)... which is why I pointed out that the OP hasn't posted for so long.

And the fret wire does look suspect for a new guitar. But considering it’s a 2017 model that was sold at a pretty good discount (if the story is true) it may well have been a floor model that saw significant demo play.
I just wanted to see the rest of the guitar so I could eat crow. There's still time! They may show up and post something at some point.
 

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Hello,

I read this forum for a while but I have never posted, and sorry for my english too :).

I purshased a r8 online (2017) , (good price: 2900 euros new) and i'm in the return policy windows.
Guitar is awesome, 8lbs 6oz, good feeling ,gound sound, very nice neck size but:
- There is like chips or small wood tear :







is it bad and dangerous in long terme or acceptable ?

Thanks in advance because it i return the guitar there is none at all at this price :)
That would be unexceptable to me if it were an Epi much less an R8 send it back.
 

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I haven't read all the threads, but I did look at the hi-res pictures. Am I the only one who thinks that looks like normal variation in the pores and grain? I can't say I've seen worse, but I have seen actual grooves and tool marks before. I had a Hummingbird with a big chip taken out of the fretboard by a chisel around the 17th fret. Those pictures look like super porous rosewood to me. Maybe my eyesight is going though, so who knows.
 

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Rosewood can be like that. Also I bet when he says bought new it was a shop demo guitar from 2017 and sold cheaply for a first owner guitar. Easily fixed if you want to be cosmetically perfect get some rosewood dust and super glue then sand back it will be invisible. Peronally I would just oil it wipe it down and play it! :p
 

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I've yet to find a guitar shop with a Historic demo.

Maybe CME?

No matter, I see nothing off putting about that board. Fretboard conditioner + some play time and it would go unnoticed.

Most Gibsons I've bought new still have buffing compound in the pores. They've all taken a few weeks of playing to look good.

Frank's quote is appropriate here, "Shut up and play yer guitar".

:cheers2:
 

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That wouldn’t bother me one bit. I would go rock the guitar! If you like the guitar and the price, bitch a little and see if you can get a little refund
 




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