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    So I caved and bought of the Gibson Les Paul Special Single Cutaways for $800 from MF. I've only heard horror stories about Gibson's QC so I made sure I could return it. Guitar arrived today with the selector switch broken off and a black line in the finish running down the body beside the neck joint. Guess I should have listened to my own advice to my friends and not bought a Gibson



    on the bright side I'll be using the money from it to build a tele
    Originally Posted by OverDriven


    That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



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  • #2
    tough luck, is very bad?
    an PICS

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    • #3
      Sorry to hear that, Man. It's hard to buy a guitar sight unseen.
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      • #4


        I think you're making the right choice with the Tele, especially building it yourself but don't worry, the gibson fanboys will be here in no time to say you're full of **************** and your story about a defective gibson can't possibly be true or at best... one in a million.

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        • #5
          here's a cell phone pic.




          I wouldn't say the switch being broken is a big deal. its easy to see how it could snap being in the case. And the black line isn't very noticeable. I just think that its unacceptable for a guitar that sells for $1300 to have basic flaws like that..
          Originally Posted by OverDriven


          That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



          Good deals with: jnepo1

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          • #6


            I think you're making the right choice with the Tele, especially building it yourself but don't worry, the gibson fanboys will be here in no time to say you're full of **************** and your story about a defective gibson can't possibly be true or at best... one in a million.


            you're right. Honestly I was already in the mindset that if I didn't love everything about this guitar I was gonna return it. Looks like I need to shoot mark jenny an email now..
            Originally Posted by OverDriven


            That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



            Good deals with: jnepo1

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            • #7
              Seems like you're giving up awfully easy!
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              • #8


                I think you're making the right choice with the Tele, especially building it yourself but don't worry, the gibson fanboys will be here in no time to say you're full of **************** and your story about a defective gibson can't possibly be true or at best... one in a million.


                I would almost consider myself a Gibson fanboy - I love them. That said, I'd never buy one without playing it first. Their QC is notoriously bad. The good ones are great, but there are definite duds. One in a million? No way. I was shopping for a Faded SG, and I played three duds in a row, and the last one had a hump in the fretboard. When shopping for a 339 (which I just recently bought), at the first store I went to, the 339 I played had multiple errors in the binding. It looked like an amateur put it on. I was stoked to find on that didn't have any QC issues.

                To the OP - sucks that your guitar didn't come in the condition it should have, but I hope you enjoy the future Tele!
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                • #9
                  here's a cell phone pic.






                  I wouldn't say the switch being broken is a big deal. its easy to see how it could snap being in the case. And the black line isn't very noticeable. I just think that its unacceptable for a guitar that sells for $1300 to have basic flaws like that..


                  I played a couple of those at Guitar Center this weekend. However, the ones I played had bound necks. They had a dark brown one and a rather dark red one. Both were flawless. They were asking $999.00. I haven't been able to find them on the web. All the ones I find either don't have a bound neck or they are the historic versions (way too pricey).

                  Gibson does have their QC issues (every company does) but when you find a good one it's very good. Sometimes I think that these big box stores ship out product without looking at it.
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                  • #10
                    Have you contacted MF and told them about the problems? They usually will offer you some money back to keep it. And if you play hardball, they may offer you a lot. That is if you like the guitar.
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                    • #11
                      you're right. Honestly I was already in the mindset that if I didn't love everything about this guitar I was gonna return it. Looks like I need to shoot mark jenny an email now..


                      What do you have planned for that Tele?
                      If I were building one now, it would have to be an aged Thinline, with a P90 in the neck position and a standard Tele bridge. 9.5 radius on a soft V neck.

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                      • #12
                        you're right. Honestly I was already in the mindset that if I didn't love everything about this guitar I was gonna return it. Looks like I need to shoot mark jenny an email now..


                        Mark Jenny is the way to go... I have a Dakota Red Tele from him and it is awesome. I've been thinking about selling it, but don't get too excited, my buddy has first dibs.

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                        • #13
                          What do you have planned for that Tele?
                          If I were building one now, it would have to be an aged Thinline, with a P90 in the neck position and a standard Tele bridge. 9.5 radius on a soft V neck.


                          I was thinking a classic tele in sonic blue... but now you've got me looking at the thinlines... shell pink thinline

                          ..Do you know any guitars I can find at guitar center that have a soft V neck tot ry out? I honestly can't recall playing a guitar with one... gotta explore my options
                          Originally Posted by OverDriven


                          That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



                          Good deals with: jnepo1

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                          • #14
                            That sucks. I'm at the point where I won't buy any guitar without playing it first.

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                            • #15
                              I was thinking a classic tele in sonic blue... but now you've got me looking at the thinlines... shell pink thinline

                              ..Do you know any guitars I can find at guitar center that have a soft V neck tot ry out? I honestly can't recall playing a guitar with one... gotta explore my options


                              Sure. Try Fender's Baja Tele. That's exactly the neck I'm talking about. Maybe you could have one of those on a Mark Jenny body?

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