Gibson quality , surprised at how poor

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    Both of all four of 'em? ;)
     
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    So who held a gun to your head, forcing you to participate in this topic?
     
  4. SteveO

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    Is this the first time you've experienced a Gibson-bashing thread? Welcome to the internet! :wave
     
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    Relics....love them, or hate them?
     
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    I won't say I hate them, but they do look like what happens to them after they've been played for a set by the Shropshire Slasher . . .
     
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    RABLE!!! RABEL-RABEL!!! RABLE-Gibson-RABLE-RABEL!!!!!!!!!
     
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    another Gibson quality thread ...

    The horror ... the horror ...

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  9. Zingeroo

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    No, this isn't the first time I've experienced any of the other inane threads on this forum. There's a low signal-to-noise ratio here. If I took time out of my day to comment on every thread that's been overdone here, I'd never get to work.
     
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    Whoopee! another Gibson bashing thread...


    I'm outa here


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    and your name is the Count?
     
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    How about that Peter Frampton LP that survived a plane crash and turned up years later, slightly singed?
     
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    About a year ago I finally gave in and bought a factory new LP Traditional at a price just below MAP from a reputable dealer we all know. It arrived with nasty scrub/scratch mark on the upper side close to the pickup selector switch. I was very disappointed and ended up returning it for refund. Dealer was very helpful, no problem there. I gave it a try ... just didn't work out. I was surprised the guitar made it past the factory QC personnel.

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    The Slasher:

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    I'm retired. I really don't have anything else to do.
     
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    Another quality thread for Gibson fans and apologists to take up their usual defensive position. :rotflmao
     
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    I'd like to know how "care" in the store causes frets ends to be ragged like barbed wire?
     
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    wow, i had an LP Traditional that came straight out of the box with the *EXACT* same blemish. same location, same size, must have to something to do with the manufacturing process after seeing your's, i'm now more inclined to think the blemish occurred during the manufacturing process. before i thought for sure the scuff marks were the result of a poorly fitted case. anyway, i was able to buff most of the blemish out using fiberglass polish.
     
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    So, it's well-established that there are a lot of threads complaining about Gibson's QC. Like, a LOT. Meanwhile, very few or none bitching about other brands.

    I can see only two possible conclusions to draw from this. Either:

    1. There is a secret conspiracy to bring down Gibson by tarnishing their image, or

    2. Gibson's been slipping for years and their QC really does suck.

    Which seems more likely to all of you?
     
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    Yeah, I posted those pics at the time and somebody here said it was some sort of polishing wheel or something. I may have been able to polish it out like you did, and I think the dealer may have refunded some bucks if I wanted to keep it, but I was so disappointed after spending that much on a blemished guitar that I couldn't keep it. Gibson should really be able to catch and correct something so obvious before it leaves the factory, IMO.
     

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