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    One of my pals over on the OLF had to pull a fingerboard from a brand new 2019 Gibson, and was surprised to find a RFID tracker sticker on the bottom of the board - and almost no glue.

    https://i.imgur.com/MgreU24.jpg

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    Re: Surprise from new Gibson

    Huh, FYI

    https://www.smartrac-group.com/shortdipole.html
    -Chris

    Originally posted by John Suhr
    “Practice cures most tone issues”

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    • #3
      Re: Surprise from new Gibson

      Huh. Is this a new anti-fake thing, or something else?
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      Originally posted by Douglas Adams
      This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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      • #4
        Re: Surprise from new Gibson

        Huh. Is this a new anti-fake thing, or something else?
        Anti-theft, I'd think.

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        • #5
          Re: Surprise from new Gibson

          Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
          Anti-theft, I'd think.
          These tags can be used to track the guitar through the manufacturing process to ensure it makes every stop it should before reaching the consumer. They can also detect things like temperature and humidity. If Gibson were to let the consumer access that information it would be pretty cool. Most likely they are in there to make sure no one runs out the door of GC with a Les Paul.


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          • #6
            Re: Surprise from new Gibson

            My guess is tracking through manufacturing and authentication.
            -Chris

            Originally posted by John Suhr
            “Practice cures most tone issues”

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            • #7
              Re: Surprise from new Gibson

              I have to go with its a manufacturing inventory/tracking thing. Doesn't mean it isn't something else.
              Originally posted by Bad City
              He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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                • #9
                  Re: Surprise from new Gibson

                  There's a quick reference to them in the new Factory tour video from Premier Guitar. I want to say it's only a few minutes in.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w8sNA8wdLA

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                  • #10
                    Re: Surprise from new Gibson

                    This thread shows the neck shaft too....
                    https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/po...oblems.434205/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Surprise from new Gibson

                      How have we gotten this far into a thread about Gibson changing something on their guitars without complaints that they've ruined the tone of the instrument? :P
                      Join me in the fight against muscular atrophy!

                      Originally posted by Douglas Adams
                      This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Surprise from new Gibson

                        This thread shows the neck shaft too....
                        https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/po...oblems.434205/
                        Posted by the same guy from the OLF.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Surprise from new Gibson

                          If they used the minimum amount of glue needed, to be efficient, yet effective, they are cheap MFers.
                          If they used extra glue because they do it right +10% just to make sure, they are wasteful sloppy MFers.

                          Now - you have to REALLY work at it to become a company in that situation. So, no excuses there. But few people are legitimately critical of Gibson. Most area fanboys or haters.
                          Originally posted by Bad City
                          He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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