One could just as easily make the point that oversight on the unnecessary photo/case is the last thing on their minds because they were concentrating on making a guitar that, so far, nobody is complaining about.I don't think personally this adds anything to the value of the guitar now or in the future. Though, one could make the point that if the Gibson QC group cannot get a simple thing like putting the correct photo (supposedly taken while being inspected) in the correct case than you have to wonder how much attention to detail was paid to more important processes during the build and inspection cycle.
Sure, you say that, but I want photographic proof. This topic is far too important to rest on the word of an Internet stranger. I've never met you Teleplayer (if that is your real name). Those of us who care a lot about qc need to take precautions before we believe any old thing we read online. You understand, I'm sure.Of course it was.
I'm not sure if you are being half serious or totally goofing...One could just as easily make the point that oversight on the unnecessary photo/case is the last thing on their minds because they were concentrating on making a guitar that, so far, nobody is complaining about.
Here's another possibility: the photo was taken during inspection, but since Gibson likely doesn't have in-house photo developing capabilities and had to send it out for printing, a dead-simple mix-up occurred on an inconsequential, extraneous detail.
Ooh. Here's the most likely scenario. They just sign inspection cards and stuff them into cases like so much junk mail -- no inspection at all. The photo is a stock photo that they include in every case and only our intrepid OP was observant enough to blow the lid off the whole thing. This is where id put my money if I was a gambling man. This conspiracy, like all conspiracies, goes straight to the top! I'll bet the CEO himself signed the memo requiring employees to stop inspecting guitars in an arch-evil plot to bring down rock and roll as we know it. Fiends, all of them.
I seriously doubt they take a photo and it instantly prints out. They probably do a bunch at a time and your's got mixed up. How are you supposed to tell it's actually your guitar by an awful picture of the center of the neck anyway?Not sure I get your comment.. guitar goes on bench.. Tech looks it over.. Tech takes photo with serial number.. Tech puts photo in storage compartment and guitar in case. How do you mix up other guitar photos?
Somebody's taking short cuts.. my other Gibsons credentials and photos match.