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Even if it's a finish crack --- it clearly shows that Gibson's web team (or person) isn't paying much attention to details since this is the second time they've used a photo showing a guitar with a finish flaw (they had posted a pic of a guitar with a dent a few months ago).

This would be like a Ford posting a pic on their website of the 2018 Mustang with a scuff on the bumper.
 

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It’s like they just don’t care or they are using a third party service who know nothing about guitars. I’d also think that there would be some Q&A done before they go live with pics.
 

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well...then L&M can put it on the B-stock page with $200 off the normal price...
isn't that the way it normally goes?
the comments section on that page is where its at!
 

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Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2018 now with pre-cracked headstocks!
Am I the only one that thought this would lead to an Onion story?
 
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Even if it's a finish crack --- it clearly shows that Gibson's web team (or person) isn't paying much attention to details since this is the second time they've used a photo showing a guitar with a finish flaw (they had posted a pic of a guitar with a dent a few months ago).

I completely agree, but the claim that it is a crack (ie. a headstock break) is false.
 

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I had heard that it may be buffing compound too.

It's still an oversight before the picture session and after they were taken.
After all, it's all over the web, again.
 

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Bottomline is its the wrong pic to have that used. someone should have caught that. they photoshopped out some of the serial numbers, they should have done it with any other "artifacts".
 
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If it turned out to be "just" a finish crack, wouldn't that still suggest there's significant stress on that area of the neck? The fact that we're discussing it "could" be a structural crack is only because it's a Gibson...making it entirely possible in the first place.
 

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I think the reason that I'd heard about the buffing compound is that if it was cracked, it wouldn't survive the string tension.
That made sense to me. Either way though, it shouldn't have made it into the promotion pics.
 

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I was thinking the same thing.

One states that it's buffing compound that wasn't cleaned off properly.
Blowing up the shot, it's hard to tell.

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Buffing compound, a finish crack or the real thing, I just don't get why Gibson doesn't fix their headstocks so they don't break so easily. I've heard all the marketing reasons and the old boys whining about changing the iconic headstock. It's absolute craziness in my books.
 

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What could they do to change it?

Reducing the headstock angle would reduce string compliance (I think that's the term) and subsequently make the strings feel slinkier (changing the feel of the LP itself). I have an early 70s LP and with its shallower headstock there is definitely a difference in feel as compared to my newer Gibsons.

I have no idea if adding the volute during the 70s made any difference in durability/strength. If there is proof it did, I wouldn't object to it being added again.
 
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