Not Michael Sankar
Double Platinum Supporting Member
- Jul 19, 2019
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And my personal experience is exactly the opposite.... with recent model Gibsons.I hear 'ya, but.............. I am comparing my own first hand Gibson experiences to my first hand Epiphone experiences, including my recent search for a LP, and stand by my statement. Gibson QC/Quality in general compared to Epiphone is in the porcelain bowl....... peace.
Gibson: 2019 Standard, 2019 Flying-V, 2020 SG, and a 2022 R4.
The only issue with any of them is the neck angle on the SG is a little over 4 degrees, so the bridge is jacked pretty high... but it doesn't seem that's a QC issue, it's just how they are being made right now.
Epiphone: 2014 Epiphone SG, 2020 Bonamassa LP Custom
The 2014 is my "problem child" The neck just isn't right, it seems to have some fallaway at the 5th fret. No matter how I adjust the truss rod, if the nut height is correct to have "cowboy chords" in tune, it buzzes badly on the 1st fret. If the nut is high enough to avoid buzz, it plays sharp on the first few frets.
The Bonamassa LPC is great for the most part, but the fret ends were not done properly. It was OK running your hand up and down along the neck, but wrapping your hand from back to front (such as shifting from a thumb-over grip to conventional) there were sharp edges at the fret/binding interface.