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Dave W

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How not to photograph a headstock
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:16:06 PM »
Take a close look at the back of the headstock of this 2018 Gibson -- looks like there's a crack running from side to side.

A fine representation of Gibson headstock durability. How did no one at Gibson notice this?

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 10:10:18 PM »
Can't see no crack? Maybe it's my computer..

Gibson should make LBO the final QC stage, nothing slips through here unnoticed :)

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 09:39:36 PM »
It's an irregular line on the lower back of the headstock. It's not just a reflection. If you click on the Change Finish button above, you won't see any line on the other two finishes.

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 04:55:31 AM »
It sure does look like a crack! Does that come standard with the 2018 models? That being said, guitars have to be one of the more difficult things to photograph without reflections. I am no expert photographer by any means, but I've tried to photograph my guitars & getting rid of reflections has been the biggest challenge. Even if you can get rid of all of the reflections on the guitar bodies, the chrome pickups reflect everything back at you.................



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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 12:22:34 PM »
Could it be fishing line used so that Gibson can get the 'no stand' look? It does look like a crack however. Maybe the photographer was a little rough?!

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 01:15:51 PM »
... Even if you can get rid of all of the reflections on the guitar bodies, the chrome pickups reflect everything back at you.................

Reflections and a certain George... :o
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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 01:18:24 PM »
They are just sloppy.
In the Nashville airport there is a Gibson bar.
They have one of the best examples of a poorly finished bass on the wall.  I forget the model but it is the pbass looking one.
I will post the pic if I can find it.
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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 10:01:01 PM »
It sure does look like a crack! Does that come standard with the 2018 models? That being said, guitars have to be one of the more difficult things to photograph without reflections. I am no expert photographer by any means, but I've tried to photograph my guitars & getting rid of reflections has been the biggest challenge. Even if you can get rid of all of the reflections on the guitar bodies, the chrome pickups reflect everything back at you.................



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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 10:10:01 PM »
I spent three years shooting HD video closeups of cheap jewelry. I'll never get that back! The setup we used was both high and low tech with multiple stand lights, reflectors, diffusors, filters and special props. I polished quite a few turds doing that, and to my eyes, that's not a prop or reflection; that's a crack.

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 10:39:47 PM »
I'm surprised Gibson isn't charging extra for it.  ;)

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2017, 12:19:39 AM »
"The all new Pure Real Vintage Headstock Crack"-feature you mean? Upcharge = 150$. Probably next year....

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 04:40:13 AM »
The 2018 Gibsons are not what they're "cracked" up to be.
I used to take pictures with the guitars leaning against a stool so the reflections went off at an angle away from the camera. Gibson had a brochure with the Les Paul Recording & the Hobit photographed this way.

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 10:22:52 AM »
Gives me the shivers that sunburst RD pairing... 8)

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Fully dark and the natural glow of the tubes, only... like a warm and inviting fire... ;)
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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 08:55:10 PM »
"The all new Pure Real Vintage Headstock Crack"-feature you mean? Upcharge = 150$. Probably next year....

Don't give them any ideas!  ;D

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Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 10:06:26 PM »
I clicked on the traditional les paul that popped up when following the link, so I looked at the wrong guitar!

Yeah, that's a nasty one - how does something like that slip through?