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Old June 8th, 2017, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New Les Paul.... damaged or not?

Hey there, first time poster.

I just received my Gibson Les Paul 2017 tribute in the mail (from Amazon). The rosewood fretboard appears to be coming away from the neck up near the head of the guitar. I know the tribute is supposed to look well loved... just not sure if this is normal.

Is it easy to repair? Is it common? Should I return it? (See pic attached)

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Old June 8th, 2017, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am really new to guitars in general and don't really feel qualified to answer most questions coming through but this one is easy.

This would not be a problem for me if the guitar were used and 20 years old. I would just force some titebond in there and clamp it. This separation wouldn't keep me from buying it

This guitar being new however is a completely different situation. This guitar needs to be returned.

Here is a 21 year old The Paul II. One should not even be able to feel a seam let alone even seeing glue. I can't believe this passed Gibson QA. It should have gone into the refurbished line to be repaired.

At least you can return it having bought it on Amazon. You're in good shape. Hope this helps.

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Old June 8th, 2017, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old June 8th, 2017, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old June 8th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would definitely return it. You could get it repaired but you would never be happy with your new purchase
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Old June 9th, 2017, 03:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are not satisfied and it is a Gibson, return it pronto!

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