Charlie1237
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I bought my Les Paul Traditional back in August, and recently i have come across the problem that the high e string slips off of the fretboard with incredible ease. even a simple pull off will do it. I've read a few other forums with people with this trouble saying its a genuine fault in the guitar , not just the playing. Its under a 3 year warranty and I've only owned it about 6 months. Will i be listened to if i take it back?? or will they tell me its my fault?
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How often does it happen? I mean, it not incredibly rare to pull the string off the fretboard so if it happens once in a while you shouldn't be worrying.
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That's really weird.


I don't know what would make it do that. The only thing I can think of is a nut that isn't cut properly. I wish I could be more help.
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There are a couple things that could be causing it. Mis-cut nut, mis-slotted saddles, misplaced neck, etc.
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Well I never really noticed it before.. the string sort of slips into the binding and cuts the note dead I live quite away from the shop i bought it from so i want to know they wont just send me away..
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There are a couple things that could be causing it. Mis-cut nut, mis-slotted saddles, misplaced neck, etc.


But would they have to do that for me? or even replace it?
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But would they have to do that for me? or even replace it?



Yeah, they'd have to do it if you don't know what you're doing. You still have the warranty right?
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yeah i have a 3 year warrantee and ive only had it 6 months, are they more likely to replace it or try and fix it?
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Theyd probably fix it considering its probably a minor repair.
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What would most likely need changing? the nut?



I don't know man, I don't have the guitar in front of me to see what's wrong.


Don't go into the shop and say I need my nut replaced just because it's what we're assuming. Tell them the problems you're having with the guitar and they'll sort it out.
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No problem. I hope you get your guitar fixed soon. It sucks being away from your baby.
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Just to be clear, you thought that maybe the binding that is connected to the fret might be a bit crappy? Have you looked at all the binding on the edge of the fretboard? You'd notice one being different I guess.
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Quote by Charlie1237
yeah i have a 3 year warrantee and ive only had it 6 months, are they more likely to replace it or try and fix it?


If you are not the first owner who bought it new - you will not have any warranty AFAIK
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If you are not the first owner who bought it new - you will not have any warranty AFAIK


Not from Gibson, who offers a lifetime warranty to the original owner but perhaps where the TS purchased it they are offering a warranty.
TS you should post some pics showing the position of the High E string relative to the edge of the fingerboard at the top and bottom of the neck.
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i did buy it brand new, with 3 year warranty. I'll try and post some photos tomorrow when there is a better light.
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Quote by KenG
Not from Gibson, who offers a lifetime warranty to the original owner but perhaps where the TS purchased it they are offering a warranty.
TS you should post some pics showing the position of the High E string relative to the edge of the fingerboard at the top and bottom of the neck.


Gibson's warranty is only applicable for guitars purchased in the US. Any purchased elsewhere are warranted for a period set by the distributor, which is usually considerably shorter than Gibson's lifetime.
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#20
I have the same problem with lots of guitars during this time of year. As it is colder, the wood contracts a little, leaving fret ends and/or binding in place, creating a lip where the 1st string can snag.
If this is the trouble you're having (i.e. you did not have this problem during warmer months) then it's not something you should 'fix'; any moving of the fret, binding, nut or board will then cause problems once it gets warmer again.

Try leaving the guitar in a hardcase in a relatively warm, heated room for a couple of days, opening the case every few hours. You may find the problem goes away.

Of course, there could be other, actually technical faults which do need to be fixed. But it would be smart to rule out the common prolems with seasonal changes before you go paying anybody to mess with the guitar.
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Do you mean that the string is rolling over the side of the fretboard because the nut slot is too close to the edge, or that the string is popping out of the nut? I just bought a Gibson last month and the first string nut slot is more of a tiny groove than a slot. It works for me, but I can see how someone with really sloppy technique would need to get the slot lowered.
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Quote by jpnyc
Do you mean that the string is rolling over the side of the fretboard because the nut slot is too close to the edge, or that the string is popping out of the nut? I just bought a Gibson last month and the first string nut slot is more of a tiny groove than a slot. It works for me, but I can see how someone with really sloppy technique would need to get the slot lowered.


Thats it TS, you just have really sloppy technique

Pictures would be a big help, it may be the nut or the fretwork, and I guess arguably it could be poorly built, no way to know without seeing it
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