The new 2014 model year lineup from Gibson is now available. There are a few changes that are sure to create controversy for the traditionalists out there.
Perhaps this is best illustrated by Gibson’s decision to forgo the “nibs” on the neck binding in favor of “undercut fret over binding”. This is one of the easiest ways to determine is a Les Paul was a fake. Most fakes do not have “Nibs” since there are so difficult to recreate. Chinese Les Paul counterfeiters everywhere rejoice.
Some are also questioning why Gibson is using a 120th Anniversary fret board inlay on every 2014 guitar. While some like it most don’t. Who celebrates a 120th anniversary anyway?
Read on for more changes …