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SimonBarSinister

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Sure it is! Of course it is!! It’s okay because it’s a mark from a part that was never “intended” to be removed.

Remove the bedliner on your new GM Sierra...paint rubout
Remove any chrome trim...marks


Remove your tuning machines...marks, chips, a mess often
Remove your toggle switch...marks
Remove your strap buttons...marks
And on, and on, and on

If you just leave it alone and stop f’n with it...

Sorry but we disagree... 1st off many people remove the pickguard when there is a beautiful top... People should have that option. In addition, there are no marks under my toggle switch nor the tuners etc.... I can give you an example of exactly what you are saying....

How is this... 4 months ago I bought a CS SG... I pulled the backplate off and along with it came all of the candy apple blue paint (for which there is a $600 Up charge) Should I accept that? According to what you just said I should no? I mean who sees the back and really should you ever remove the backplate? Its a silly argument..

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Again we just disagree no worries ...
 

Gold Tone

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Bra, in the end it’s your guitar and only you need to be happy with it. You have my support and understanding

Cheers
 

Gold Tone

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After grilling the guy that’s your conclusion?
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Son, read his 1st post...he asked for opinion and he got it with a discussion. All very gentlemanly

You show up here and continue to troll or verge on trolling. Please stop and join in on the discussion. We'd rather you do that than come on and be a brat.

Onehero, please be a nice LPF'er
 

Mini Forklift Ⓥ

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Really? You would return a guitar for these "issues"?

1. The bracket can be bent to set the pick guard at any height from the top of the guitar that you want. Take a look at Bernie Marsden's, The Beast.

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If that doesn't do it for you, pull the pick guard off with the bracket attached and hit the screw holding the pick guard to the bracket a few times with a file. Problem solved.

2. You didn't even know what the Luxe Bumble Bee caps look like yet you complained they were the fake ones. Maybe do a little research before you post.

3. PAF stickers fall off. The stickers on my Custom Buckers fell off when I pulled them out of my 2014 R8 to swap with SD Skinnerburst pickups. One of the Skinnerburst stickers fell off too. Didn't change the sound one iota.
Nice to know I'm not the only one that I thought some of that was a bit uncalled for. I thought forums were a place to discuss and ask questions? Sure, he could have done some research beforehand but I'm sure like many of us on here he just decided to start a thread and get some opinions/advice from people who generally know what they're talking about.
 

JPP-1

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Op, congrats on the new axe. Your screw issue is an easy fix. And doesn’t in anyway detract from the guitar.

That said, if you don’t pick up dings and chips on your guitar along the way than you’re not playing it right afaic. This idea of keeping something that is meant to be thoroughly enjoyed virginally pristine for the next guy is an anathema to me. If someone is selling a 4 year old guitar “as new” there is likely a reason it spent its life in a case. I’d rather buy the one that’s been played

unlike cars, guitars with character wear still have an aesthetic appeal. Some folks even pay extra for “fake” wear. While I doubt Porsche will be offering GT3s with fake race wear, a Les Paul just gets better looking with age.
 
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Op, congrats on the new axe. Your screw issue is an easy fix. And doesn’t in anyway detract from the guitar.


unlike cars, guitars with character wear still have an aesthetic appeal. Some folks even pay extra for “fake” wear. While I doubt Porsche will be offering GT3s with fake race wear, a Les Paul just gets better looking with age.


Bro, funny you mention this I just saw a car show on TV where these dudes restored a '69 Camaro and gave the blue paint job a patina finish with some metal showing body pin straight ...it looked amazing.

this will be the next thing RESTORED AGED MUSCLE CARS

Chevy should do a Jeff Beck Aged '63 Corvette :dude:
 

mustachio

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Pretty harsh earlier in the thread. Anyways, I had a tech glue a piece of felt on the back of the screw once, but because of that, I always check out the screw when I get a new Les Paul. My 60th R8’s pickguard clears the top no problem. Nothing wrong with being attentive to details with your Les Paul, when it comes to hardware, electronics, colors, mineral streaks, etc. It’s part of the fun.
 

ChuckNOS

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Op, congrats on the new axe. Your screw issue is an easy fix. And doesn’t in anyway detract from the guitar.

That said, if you don’t pick up dings and chips on your guitar along the way than you’re not playing it right afaic. This idea of keeping something that is meant to be thoroughly enjoyed virginally pristine for the next guy is an anathema to me. If someone is selling a 4 year old guitar “as new” there is likely a reason it spent its life in a case. I’d rather buy the one that’s been played

All well and good, but when one does outlay the kind of cash that a brand new Custom Shop LP demands, there should not be one piece of anything out of place when it arrives in the purchaser's hands. Whether we're talking a small pit in the lacquer finish under the pick guard from a protruding screw that should not be protruding or a major scratch, it should not be necessary that the purchaser undertake an "easy fix."

AND, when one notes such issues on a board such as this, that person should not be subject to a lecture. That equates to STFU about it and leave us alone. Not cool.

When I found the same issue on my brand new 60th Anniversary R9 last week (thanks to the posting in this thread), it diminished my thrill of actually taking ownership of the great instrument by just a teeny, tiny bit. A fleeting "WTF" to be sure, but a "WTF" that could have been saved for some other annoyance in the future like a couple days ago when I dinged the lacquer on the headstock by bumping a hanging lampshade the other day!! THAT's what WTFs are intended for, not an avoidable minor blemish under the pick guard.

And the difference is that "I" put that first ding in the guitar and made it my own and simultaneously gained the freedom to just play the thing and not worry about keeping it pristine. (Ironically, the ding under the pick guard is no longer an issue!)

OTOH, if some folks think that some some play wear on a new guitar direct from dealer to buyer at a new guitar price is just peachy, then I have several nice guitars for sale that I've played and are showing some wear and I'd be happy to accept payment baed on an "as new" purchase price.
 

Miriam

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I'm concerned about this 'pickguard screw eating into the top thing', so am keen to know if basically all/ most of the 2019s are coming through with it, or just some of them? Is the issue that the screw is too long or that the washer is in the wrong (well, not optimal) place? I added that part in brackets because I wonder which way round it was on the 59's and if it's a deliberate choice on behalf of Gibson for 2019 i.e. they've changed it to be more historically accurate, even though it's a compromise.

Is it worth fixing the issue and what's the early consensus on that? Should I just leave it as it is, or loosen the screw slightly, or dremel something, or ask Gibson to aknowledge the issue and provide a shorter screw etc?

Just to say, I can actually read and I'm not an idiot (LOL), however this is a £5K guitar and I'd want to be absolutely clear what I'm doing if I'm trying to fix something minor and not turn it into a nightmare, especially seeing as people have mentioned drilling above for some reason. I'm sure you guys understand.
I bought a 2019 r8. The cap’s do look like the old ones, but I don’t know that the new cap’s don’t look the same as the old ones. I started a thread here, asking if anyone could post a pic of the new PIO caps. My r8 was used at NAMM. I don’t know if that means it would surely have the new caps, or, as I’ve seen in the past, they weren’t quite available for the NAMM roll-out. The Les Paul does sound way different than others I’ve owned immortalromanceslot. Way clearer-doesn’t fuzz out. More twang. To my ear, it’s a big sonic change. The mud is gone.​







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