I have send back 2 of these, both were amazing guitars but had some fairly major issues and should have never passed QC:
Gibson is among my favorite brands, the sounds, feel, history. Even the smell of fresh nitro is great but maybe invest a bit more in your workforce and not rush these out of the gate!
First guitar I recieved had multiple finishing issues, an incorrect cut nut and a difference in height between the fretboard and neck. The stain was sloppy, blochy and was clearly a rush job. There was even a big smear on the back under the finish.
And what's the point of natural binding if you put so much stain over it that it is barely discenable from the mahogany underneath?
The 2nd guitar I got was a bit better but had two knots in the back that were bleeding red into the nitro... Curious to see what that will look like a few years down the road from now.
The stain on the neck was blochy, uneven and spilled over the edge at the headstock. This could have been cleaned up easily but nope, let's just clearcoat over it...
Whats funny is that this one will probably also end op being sold as a b-stock instead of being send back to big G overseas. Buyer beware, the big corps don't really care!
I will try my luck at some local stores now. Peace!