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  • NGD: Black Friday Gibson Blue Mist Standard - Question?

    SO, I got a great deal in this guitar as you may already be aware.



    I received it early today, but I waited until tonight to open the box as it is in 30's here in Michigan.



    Before I opened the box, I notice a dent in the outside box, and what worried me the most, that I could feel the case/box shuffling inside!



    Anyways, I opened the box expecting the worse and hoping for the best. Because of the shuffling of the box I inspected the guitar at every detail...



    First of all, the guitar is GORGEOUS and the color is better in person than on pictures. Excuse the low light, iPhone photos:











    Something I noticed and I am not sure if it is normal or not, I saw a couple of "cracks" by the neck/headstock joint, pics from both sides:



















    NOW, I am not sure if this is NORMAL or not, I have had other LP's and I never seen this before.



    Questions:



    - Should I worry?

    - Should I return it?



    Thanks in advance for your comments and insights!



    Omar
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  • #2
    I can't see them. Maybe I am old or blind.
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    • #3
      Things seem fine. I don't know if it is "normal" or not but I don't think it's anything to worry about.

      If it plays great then I would assume nothing is wrong.

      Looks great!

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      • #4
        Well, from the way it looks, if it sounds half as good, keep it.
        Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

        Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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        • #5
          I wouldn't be happy with that at all. They look like finish-only cracks but say the headstock got "whipped" hard in transit, short of a headstock snap. I am looking at the other pics and it seems like the finish along the edge of the nut to where it blends into the headstock looks very rough as if the wood is showing through the finish?
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          • #6
            woo hoo!



            That's gorgeous, but no, the checking is not normal. I agree with Han Solo, it looks like checking and not a crack. But, the temps have fluctuated over 25 degrees in the days it has been enroute, so I have my doubts regarding whiplash.



            Although it's a Standard for Pete's sake, I would send it back.
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            • #7
              Send it back and get a Traditional Mahogany Satin.
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              • #8
                I would send it back and get a Godin LGX or XTSA.
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                • #9
                  send it back and get another one just like it!
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                  • #10
                    What's with the assinine replies? Why on earth would he exchange it for something he obviously didn't want??



                    I can't see much on my iPhone, but even finish cracks should not be accepted in this case. Beautiful instrument though!!
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                    • #11
                      Look at it this way. As is, if a year from now you wanted to dump it, would yo lose money? If not, I say keep it. That color is very unique. If it intonates, holds tune, sounds awesome and looks good, keep it. It really boils down to what you paid.
                      Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

                      Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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                      • #12
                        Exchange it, Omar - Han is 100% correct.
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                        • #13
                          Exchange it.



                          You may receive an offer (-$1) to keep it.



                          Beautiful guitar!
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by theManfromAlabam
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                            Exchange it.



                            You may receive an offer (-$1) to keep it.



                            Beautiful guitar!




                            This.



                            Beautiful guitar!
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                            • #15
                              up the side of the head stock, both sides.



                              Get another one.
                              So many guitars, so little time

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