Black Friday deal saw me parting with my credit card for a new one.
Lovely brown hard case, holding a bass that was so covered in dust, a fingerboard that was so dry it was pink. Pink dust everywhere that looked like the paint had not adhered to the corners or crevices and a loose jack socket.
spoke to the dealer, who said it had come direct from Gibson, and the security label was intact when it arrived so I believe them .
secured a further discount on the price, dusted it off, oiled the fingerboard, tightened up the socket, and its wonderful to play .
Im surprised ( despite hearing lots of nasty comments about Gibson) that they allowed this sort of lack of final inspection lack of quality.