So I went to the local Guitar Center with my friends yesterday to hang out and jam for a while. We all plugged into some bitchin' amps, and I proceeded to be the only one who played it at concert volume.
But anyway I grabbed this phenomenal faded red Gibby SG off the wall. The thing played, and I mean PLAYED, and it sounded really full too. After I was done with it I looked it over a little more and found a full on 3 to 4 centimeter crack in the neck . It wasn't a finish crack either, this guitar was in the process of fucking breaking, and it was a brand new guitar, right off the wall, 2011 model.
I mean, what the fuck Gibson? And why doesn't anyone at the store check their arrivals for these problems? I brought it over to the guys who work at the store, and they crowded like a flock of seagulls. I'm pretty sure they had no clue what to do with it. I'm guessing they'll either try to send it back or just glue it and sell it extra cheap without a warranty. It's really a shame though, because this was one of those Gibsons where everything relly came together, and it had this amazing grain in the top as well.
So yeah, Gibson are full on retards for sending the guitar out that way, and GC are just as dumb for letting the thing sit on the floor like that. I'm just glad I found it before some poor guy bumped the neck on something in the store and sent the headstock flying.
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That's the #1 most common repair on SGs. See if they'll sell it to you cheap, then get it broken the rest of the way off and re-glued. It'll be stronger.