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Old 06-06-2019, 02:06 PM
Bear Davis Bear Davis is online now
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Default New LP standard with bad nut carve..

At my local GC there was a brand new LP standard and the low E was sitting slightly off the fret board. You had to bend the string to be able to fret a note. I understand that Gibson had some QC challenges but seriously? How did this make it to a showroom floor?

LP standards aren't exactly inexpensive instruments. Hopefully this was just a one off.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:13 PM
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Wow - any chance that the nut isn't glued in correctly and the entire nut shifted towards the low E side? Perhaps not, the string tension might not allow that to happen.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:33 PM
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I just picked up a new LP Standard 50's from Sweetwater. Factory setup working for me for now. Resonant as heck. Loving it.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:53 PM
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I received my 50s Standard a couple of weeks ago and it was flawless.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:02 PM
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At my local GC there was a brand new LP standard and the low E was sitting slightly off the fret board. You had to bend the string to be able to fret a note. I understand that Gibson had some QC challenges but seriously? How did this make it to a showroom floor?

LP standards aren't exactly inexpensive instruments. Hopefully this was just a one off.
It probably made it to the show room floor fine. Something happened after that.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:10 AM
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Made the drive up to Sweetwater last Sat and picked up my new '50s Standard in Cherry sunburst. She's perfect.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:27 AM
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Sure sounds like the nut slipped, or Gibson's QC has slipped further down that slippery slope!
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