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zBart

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Post Gibson Prices
on: August 10, 2012, 10:14
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Gibson Prices!!!!- 'nuff said.

Oinkus

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Post Re: Gibson Prices
on: August 11, 2012, 06:29
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Some kind of issue with half-assed craftsmanship at exorbitant prices ? Whats the problem ?

soggybag

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Post Re: Gibson Prices
on: August 11, 2012, 21:35
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I'm blown away by the cost of Gibson. Seems that there are many well made guitars, much cheaper guitars, that are a fret job and a setup away from excellence.

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rsgoldfish

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Post Re: Gibson Prices
on: August 11, 2012, 21:58
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With a lot of the mystique of the rock star image gone from modern society, reasons to get a Gibson are dwindling. A lot of us here love us some cheap, ugly guitars, but that's not even what this is about. You can get multiple decent, beautiful guitars for those prices.

mwseniff

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Post Re: Gibson Prices
on: August 12, 2012, 17:23
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They do have some deals if you forgo fancy finishes. I bought an SG 60's Tribute for $699 with the "worn" finish (actually just less coats of lacquer and each additional coat adds a lot of $). It is a fabulous guitar with long tenon neck and very niceP90's stock. The body is 2 piece the neck is a dream it is very resonant and does great controlled feedback even at low volumes. I put a Gibson TP6 fine tuner tail piece on it which added a little more sustain and less neck dive. I was also going to put a Roland GK3 synth pickup on it but it just looked wrong on the SG. Due to failed back syndrome (the surgery didn't fix me) I needed a light guitar to play and the SG is perfect. Slide guitar is fabulous on this guitar (and Duane Allman knew what he was doing using an SG for slide). I can play this guitar for nearly 1.5 hours before my back freaks out if I am having a good day. I do agree some stuff is pricy but they still have some deals if you look for them and there is a market for all those reissues and road worn guitars that cost an arm and leg.

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rsgoldfish

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Post Re: Gibson Prices
on: August 12, 2012, 18:32
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I would just prefer that you don't have to hunt down afordability and find it in little nooks and crannies of their production runs.

smgear

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Post Re: Gibson Prices
on: August 14, 2012, 14:30
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Just google Gibson Employee evaluations and you'll have several hours of good reading. Basically the management culture of the organization is pretty terrible. I don't see it surviving much longer without a change of CEO. It's a shame to see such a classic brand take a hit, but it was nearly dead once before and there isn't anything they make that isn't made better and cheaper by at least a dozen other stable companies. So it's not really a loss. As far as I'm concerned, the day Les Paul died, all my allegiance to Gibson was free to be bestowed elsewhere.

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