Let me start by saying I'm a huge Gibson fan. I've read every thread posted on here about Gibson QC. I own an 09 ES-339 which I bought new and last month I purchased a new 2011 LP Standard. Other than needing a set up out of the box, both are great guitars. The fit and finish on both are exceptional. My only complaint is the Corian nut binding issue which everyone knows about. I use graphite in the slots at each string change and never have a problem. So today I'm in Guitar Center and this store has a work area for their repair guy (tech) that's out on the floor. In other words, not in an enclosed area where you can watch and talk to him while he works. I notice this beautiful new cream colored LP with a Custom headstock (I didn't notice if it was a Custom or one of the new Classic Customs) with the tags still on it on a stand near the tech. I walked over to get a closer look and struck up a conversation with the tech. He said, "Yea, we're going to have to send that one back to Gibson." Of course I asked why and he said the nut was bad. I asked him how. He then loosened the low E and moved the string to the side of the neck to show me how poor the slot was cut. The string was actually sitting on top of the slot because it wasn't wide enough for the string to go in the slot. So I say to him, "That should be an easy fix." He then tells me all six slots are the same way. He takes his thumb and strums across the strings at the top of the fret board and there literally is no audible sound from this guitar. I was stunned. He goes on to say he was going to replace the nut but the factory painted over the side of the nut and if he attempts to replace the nut her will damage the finish on the neck. So I took closer look at the nut and sure enough, both sides of the nut are painted. I wasn't going to post about this since I know where this thread will go but as a Gibson owner and fan since 1967, I was disgusted with what I saw today.