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Inattentiveness with a Plek machine will yield poor results. As was mentioned already, Gibson manages to mess up a Plek job here and there. Plus, have you ever gone into a store and picked up a(ny) guitar? Manufacturers don't set anything up right now anyway. Ergo, a Plek is a pointless expense as the guys at the factory would probably just keep their lunches in it or something.
because guitarists want everything else done like it was done in the 1950's, why not the setup too?
Fender MIM Standard Strat
Hand Made SG Replica
Epiphone DOT Studio
New Dawn Signature Prototype
Frankentele "The Buddy Caster"
Home Made LP copy "The Swamp Ass"
Fender Mustang II
I have a Wechter that was Plek'd Plays great. Sounds like crap, but plays great. Unplugged, the thing is like an old Ferrington, just lifeless.
All my Reverends were touched by he mighty Zak Green. All are setup wonderfully.
There are still many companies that give a ****************. I really don't think Gibson, on the highest level, does. All they are doing is pimping the brand. Until you break about 2.5 K, there are many better options, likely due to the smaller companies spending time on setup before it reaches a customer. Also, as someone pointed out, a great tool in the hand of a divorcee....err untrained employee is almost worse than a bad setup.
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.
The Plek process is now being used in manufacturing by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Takamine, Warwick, and G&L. As well, any guitar can be plekked. (In my area, New York City, there are 14 area shops that have a Plek machine and offer the service.)
For those who may be unfamiliar with the Plek process, here's a video that explains it really well.
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