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FINALLY.!!!! TR cover content

axeman565758

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17 months after placing the factory order (and almost 1 year after taking delivery of my '09 R7 Goldtop), Gibson finally sent me the truss rod cover I had ordered for my guitar.

I loved the look of the Bloomfield headstock and decided to add the "Les Paul" truss rod cover
to go along with the factory installed Grovers. Countless emails and phone calls yielded responses such as "we're out of stock", "we only put them on SG/Les Pauls" and many other excuses. I would have said screw you, but I couldnt find this TRC at any dealer, or even on Ebay ( unless of course I paid $250.00 for an original or bought a knock-off the some guy named Chang Wing Do on Ebay for $4.00)....
Anyway, I was shocked to find an envelope from Gibson Custom Shop the other day....so here's how it looks.... i'm a happy camper now, as my guitar is now as it was ordered....

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J.D.

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LOL there aren't too many things I would wait for 17-months to get, and a TRC isn't on the list. :wah
 

Black58

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:3zone Congrats! The squeaky wheel always gets the oil ... eventually! :hee
 

Uncle Gary

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For some reason, my '62 SGLP reissue didn't come with one, either, so I'm still on the lookout for one of those. I know better than to ask Gibson for one.
 

guitarvoodoo

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Must have been an incredibly important matter of principle for you - I would just have bought one (a correct one at that) off the 'bay for about $8.

/GV
 

J.D.

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Must have been an incredibly important matter of principle for you - I would just have bought one (a correct one at that) off the 'bay for about $8.

/GV

Show me where you can buy these for $8 :hmm
 

axeman565758

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Show me where you can buy these for $8 :hmm

+1

I want one

As I mentioned in my first post, I did not want an $8 Chinese knock-off, not was I going to spend over $200 ++ for an original.

So JD and 27 Sauce, you are correct, you cant find them. Gibson does not offer these for sale. GC, MF, and all the other big retailers can not get them.

It is true that I waited patiently for this trc, with Gibson jerking me off about "not being able to get one" or that "they are back ordered". So yes, it was the principle of it...I custom order a guitar, they send my order form back with the guitar, with each item checked. I found it almost laughable that they played dumb over an item like that.

So to the complainers, I will make sure my next post is a "which one of these 12 guitars should I buy" thread.
 

J T

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Those tr covers are on the Les Paul LTD editions You'll notice the font is slightly different from the fakes.

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sidekick

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I'm looking for a Gibson TRC which says 'Cloud 9'.

OP... Glad you got what you desired... Principle is an important thing and often overlooked in modern society.
 

Uncle Gary

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