I recently purchased a new ES335 from a seller on ebay. The guitar is great but it came with a chip in the pick guard. The seller is not an authorized Gibson dealer but buys his stock from an authorized Gibson dealer. He has had no luck in getting his supplier to send a genuine replacement. All they were able to supply was a cheap eight dollar 'Allparts' knockoff. I called Gibson customer service and they said there is nothing they can do. They don't supply replacement parts. I scoured ebay and the internet and while there are literally dozens of genuine Gibson Les Paul pick guards available, there are no ES335 guards available anywhere. Does anyone know if I left any stones unturned? I'd really like to have a perfect replacement rather than a 'touched up' one. I'm beginning to understand why Gibson is in so much financial trouble. I'll never buy another Gibson product, ever!