#1
During my deployment to Afghanistan I ordered my dream; A Gibson Les Paul. But this LP just blew me away with push/pull potted split coils. Jimmy Page is my guitar god and I wanted a set up as close to his as I could get and this guitar delivered. Upon reading many descriptions I found that this guitar line is the first of Gibson to receive the "Pleck" treatment. Out of the hardshell case it was beautiful. I tuned it up and it was done. I couldn't find anything to adjust at all. I brought it to a tech at GC and he handed it back saying it was perfect. Much opposed to my Strat which took about half an hour to get all done up. What I'm asking here is what does the community think of Plecking guitars. If you have one, what are your thoughts?
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#2
I don't own, and as far as I know, have never even played a guitar that has had Pleck treatment. However, everything I've read about the thing indicates towards that factories that do have Pleck machinery available produce instruments with very high and consistent quality. Maybe in the future, more companies can afford to get Pleck machines to their factories, which will be great - I feel that every step that makes mass production guitars better is a step towards the right end.
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#3
I don't own one, but from what I've read, I hope ESP starts doing this! Haha
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#4
plek'd guitars are amazing (at least gibson's). i think they do it on the trad pro IIrC and up. they also do it to problem guitars according to a few places (don't have links) but i have a gibby that was plek'd, the only way you can tell is if there is the sticker. they do a better job that probably some of the best luthiers in the world do. it is pretty cool. not one dead fret, every thing is perfect. totally worth it. i have seen videos on it in action and its cool.
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#5
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I don't own one, but from what I've read, I hope ESP starts doing this! Haha

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#6
I've got 1 plek'd guitar.. It plays wonderfully, however does it play better than my guitars? Not really, I can see the benefit for manufacturers but tbh you'll struggle to tell the difference between a quality tech set up and a plek set up.

I do like the fact that my preferences are now remembered and I can go back with a guitar and get the exact same result.. But as long as it's near enough I don't particularly mind; I'm not aiming for the lowest action possible so maybe I'm not the best clientèle.


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#7
Not to sound stupid, but what's a "Pleck'd" guitar?
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#8
My Gibson Les Paul was done on a pleck machine. It's perfect. Plays so well. No buzzing, no intonation problems no nothing. The pleck machine is an amazing bit of kit and is probably one of the best things to happen to the guitar building industry in a very long time.
#10
Sonic, congrats on the LP, I played the Jimmy Page model and thought it was absolutely amazing. Apparently, all Gibson guitars are Plekked these days according to Gibson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kv6KMwCEkI

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My Gibson Les Paul was done on a pleck machine. It's perfect. Plays so well. No buzzing, no intonation problems no nothing. The pleck machine is an amazing bit of kit and is probably one of the best things to happen to the guitar building industry in a very long time.


+311 they are awesome. especially that they have no room for error, or subpar fret work.
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