Submitted August 31, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"Over priced junk!"
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1st let’s start with the United boxing. You pull your new Made in the USA Gibson from the box in its nice Made in China leather soft case, it’s not a bag but not a case but kind of both, Then I started inspecting the guitar. Let’s start off with the finish. Flaws all over the place, a ripple here, a smudge there, not enough in spots too heavy in other spots, many flaws in the finish, now let’s move on to the factory set up (you get a nice picture of the guitar on the work bench being set up at the factory) well if you play slide the action might be perfect because you could stick a pinky finger under the strings they action was so high, and the bridge pick up, was adjusted so high, it was literally touching the strings, not even joking, I look at the back and more flaws in the finish, I notice the back plate is sticking out, not seated in its spot flush with the body, so I go to check that out, and see why it’s not sitting properly, and the edges underneath are rough they painted over wood chips and sawdust, absolutely horrible shame... Ok while I checked that out, I was expecting to see some nice pots and orange drops, ITS A CIRCUIT BOARD! So you’re going to have to replace that cheap crap. Ok, plate is sitting flush now, still checking out paint flaws, yep neck pocket as I expected, go further down the neck, yup, found a dimple, where they didn’t fill with filler, and just painted over it probably hoping it would fill it in. Ok let’s move on to the tuners, absolute junk, you’re going to want to throw those out, let’s move to the bridge, the intonation is so bad, the action is so bad, the whole fit and finish is so bad it’s unplayable. It’s like driving a drunk without power steering, it’s atrocious! The bridge, is API, but the heavy weight feeling, it’s not there, this hardware is light as a feather. Yeah it’s cheap pot metal, made of mostly air! If you know what I mean by pot metal, If you don’t, well, it’s any metal that they can dump in the pot and melt. It’s cheap garbage, I’ve seriously had better quality control, and better fit and finish, from China! There is a screw sticking out of the pick guard by the neck, it’s not all the way in, because it’s stripped out.. It won’t go in... strap buttons, the back strap button screw rounded out, like the shop didn’t set the slip clutch on the drill, and the bit chewed the screw out. I’m so passed, this is not only a factory defective guitar, a flaw, a quality control failure, and blemish, it’s a dog gone shame. It’s pathetic, and shameful that you proudly stamped made in America on this hunk of junk, and charge what you charge. That’s it for you Gibson, they said Gibson was back in 2020.. I assure you they are not, at least not the Nashville plant. Maybe the Memphis has their stuff together but Nashville is sending junk out the door. It’s freaking embarrassing! I’d rather buy a Korean ESP copy, slap some PAFs in it and you’ll have a better guitar, better craftsmanship, better quality fit and finish, all around. This wasn’t resealed, this came from the factory this way, they sent this sh*t box out the door, and took a picture of it, and put it in the case, like they have pride in this craftsmanship! A Mexican strat is made better, an Indonesian Yamaha is made with more pride than this junk! I’m done with Gibson. I will be asking for a return, or exchange, this guitar is horrible, and I’m not going to put another 500 bucks into upgrades, and set ups, and fixings factory flaws, just to make it a playable instrument. Nope for 1500 bucks, I expect to take it out of the box, and play it! QC let this crap go out the door! How! They took a picture of it on the work bench!?! Definitely going to let zZounds know it’s defective, and ask for a return or exchange. For 1500 bucks, I’m ticked off! I used to love Gibson’s, had a 335, a Jr, a LP traditional. All were good instruments, this, is junk don’t buy it! Circuit board for the pots, plug n play circuit board! Jeeeeeeez!!....
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