- Aug 8, 2021
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Gibson's are FANTASTIC guitars (as you already know) but I would never buy one online. I've always purchased Gibson's in person so I can inspect it, play it, and vibe with it. I don't understand the allure of buying a high dollar instrument, that may have the potential of issues without handling it first in person.The main question is: why is it playing so slinky and buzzy? Is this normal for current customs? My most recent Gibson LPC before this is from 2001.
So I just received (5 days ago) a brand spanking new 2022 Custom Shop Custom in ebony and the strings are so slinky that they buzz up and down the neck. I play with 10s on my LPs and they play with a stiffer feel while being setup to factory spec with action and relief and tail piece set down as far as it goes just before the break angle makes contact with the bridge. Is this normal for current models to be so slinky? I’m still within my return window, so I’m back and forth on it. I also don’t want to pay for someone else to set it up at this time after spending $5k.
A couple of other things I can’t figure out if I want to live or accept…significant gap between binding and neck finish, bad scrape job on binding up near 16th fret on low e side, finish check where neck meets binding.
If I were you I would send it back and wait till your local shop(s) come up with something you fall in love with. Look at it this way, If those issues are enough to make you type them out on a forum, then you may never get over it at which point you're just settling.