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    Senior Member Grassdog's Avatar
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    I admit I probably don't have the attention for finish detail that others do. I buy most of mine used anyway so there are usually going to be some imperfections. All I really care about is how they feel in my hands, how they respond and sound. My Gibson acoustics have all been great guitars in that regard and I really cherish the ones I own.
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    My favorite Gibson acoustic (so far) - 1964 Country Western

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    '88 GF-30
    '78 F-212XL
    '83 D-25 SB
    '17 F-1512E
    '97 JF-55
    '80 G-37 SB ANT
    '03 F-412
    '64 Gibson Country Western
    '02 Gibson J-100
    '11 Gibson Southern Jumbo
    '05 Blueridge BR-160
    Fender Telecaster - '52 Reissue

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Guys, I'm talking about manufacturing flaws and imperfections. Just reporting what I'm seeing, and it hasn't been only at GC.
    Yeah I get that. I just had to throw in what I thought of my J40. However, I had a Gibson Songwriter and a Gibson Artist Series at one time. Both had flaws that quite simply made me boil.. I sent the Artist Series back and I receive this reply, "We can try and fix this piece of sh@@ or just send you out another one". I was quite surprised they actually admitted that the guitar was garbage. I won't go into the flaws but they did send me out a new one. The Songwriter I sold within 2 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc View Post
    I sent the Artist Series back and I receive this reply, "We can try and fix this piece of sh@@ or just send you out another one". I was quite surprised they actually admitted that the guitar was garbage.
    Oh my! That is bold. I do not think I could speak that way re the software I support and still keep my job. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    Oh my! That is bold. I do not think I could speak that way re the software I support and still keep my job. :)

    Just make sure to speak with a thick Indian accent and tell 'em your name is Fred.
    Oh yes, if you tap on the desk vigorously with your fingernails while listening to their complaint they think you're logging everything in on your keyboard and are suitably mollified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassdog View Post
    My favorite Gibson acoustic (so far) - 1964 Country Western

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    That is a beauty Roger! You'll have to bring that one next time we get together.

    Don't get me wrong guys; I love me some Gibsons and there are many I would love to add to the stable. Especially including my buddy's '66 Hummingbird.

    And I suppose I would have to admit I have an axe to grind, so to speak, since Gibson left Kalamazoo, MI. And boy have they been on a wild ride ever since.

    But I was also a Manufacturing Quality Manager in my previous life, so I'm naturally a tough customer. I figure if they can't get the visual details right, what can I expect from the attributes I can't inspect? Once again, at $2,500 for a basic mahogany box with no deluxe accoutrements, yes, I want perfection. The acoustics I'm seeing from Bozeman would have never left the Kalamazoo facility.
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