Does the truss r cover on this LP Historic look off center?

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  1. tone?

    tone? Supporting Member

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    Does the truss rod cover on this Historic look off center to you?

    what do you think??
    does that mean the truss rod route was also routed off center??

    I can get this at a real good price but it is mail order. But from a reputable source and official Gibson dealer

    cheers

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  2. jekylmeister

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    I see what you mean. It looks 'off' a little to me too, like the bottom of it is slightly left. Unless this is an optical illusion, I'd say something's wrong here. I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that the truss cavity is routed badly, but I have no idea how such a badly placed cover could get through QC........
     
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    zoom on it


    yes its to the left and its not an optical illusion because the pickup poles and everything else lines up perfect
     
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    I'd like to see a pic with the TRC off to determine if the access cavity is off center as well....it could be that the cover was just drilled a bit off. But what's most important (as you mentioned) is that the neck is centered perfectly, with the strings perfectly centered along the fretboard and over the pole pieces.

    Really nice burst BTW.
     
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    Hard to imagine that they'd make a good guitar and screw it up with one little drill hole. Man.......
     
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    I dont think there is any leeway left or right from the actual access cavity
    is there??

    cheers
     
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    Good question....I'll go check one of mine and get right back.
     
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    Well, there actually is a bit of wiggle room there, but not very much. Whether that one is far enough to indicate that the cavity is off center is still hard to say, so I'd still ask for a picture with the TRC off.
     
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    If the price is good,it's legit, and the guitar is otherwise cool, I wouldn't even give it a second thought.
     
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    Its an optical illusion created by being able to see the low strings, whereas the G, B and E strings dont show at all giving the illusion of more space.
     
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    THANKS BRO

    measure the width of the screw because according to the pic its off by about 1/3 of the width of the scew
    if there is that much wiggle room it might be good

    I will totally ask for a pic without the TRC on
    great idea!

    cheers
     
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    actually. . .not that hard to imagine with Gibson. I mean, I love 'em (have three VOS models), but this doesn't surprise me.
     
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    The top of the TR cover is dead nuts in the center. I would say the person drilling the bottom hole, messed up, then didn't want to redrill a second hole, or fill the incorrect hole and send it back to have the head stock re-finished. I'd say buy it, have it fixed and touched up locally by a good tech/luthier. Just make sure you get a contract of sale faxed or emailed to you clearly stating a 24 hour right of refusal, before you give them your credit card number . . . and try to get them to charge it to your credit card rather than use PayPal. Then, you'll have total recourse and the credit card company will defend and support you because of the contract of sale.
     
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    I think you are right

    Did you do a photoshop and draw a straight line??

    GREAT FEEDBACK AND IDEAS HERE!
     
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    Yeah, it's off a fraction. I'd imagine the cavity underneath is fine. As has been mentioned, someone put the screwhole in the wrong place... Maybe it shifted on a jig slightly. Should have been sorted at the factory.

    Is that definately the guitar up for sale and not just a generic pic?
     
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    100% THE guitar
     
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    Wow. Get it bud!!! Looks a beauty despite the crooked cover. Easy fix and... If it sounds as good as it looks you've got yourself a winner!
     
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    Nobody in the audience will ever notice it and if it ever gets stolen it will be easy to identify.

    I'd leave it the way it is and see if you can get some $ knocked off the price, but if it's already a really good price that's probably why.
     
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    Someone posted a Gibson with 2 sets of pickguard screw holes, so if they let something like that reach a retailer, this is minor in comparison.
     
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    Gibson quality continues to amaze me!
     

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