011495 - Possibly the Last Burst Made

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by delawaregold, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    It does look 3-pc to me, but what do I know?
     
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    CRobbins Premium Member

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    Its so straight it looks like a seam.
     
  3. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Droolworthy ...
     
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    That is beyond...excellent pics...
     
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    Believe me, it’s not. Take it from somebody who got to spend some quality time with the guitar.


    Frank
     
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    I think I'll go over to the Norlin Era and Epiphone pages and read some of the posts by owners who explain that their '15 Epi Elitists or '83 Gibson Customs are the best LPs they've ever seen or heard.
     
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    highly suspicious about this one :)
     
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  8. Tone deaf

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    Are there supposed to be three screws in the TRC?










    Made you look.
     
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    Ironically the Epi Elitists and Norling Gibson actually see play time...
    If you have any actual hard Facts to disprove them though, I'm interested.
     
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    There's an awful lot of bollocks being talked in this thread, mainly by people who appear to have no knowledge OR interest in vintage Les Pauls.
     
  11. bluesriffdev

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    Regardless of what you think about the state of affairs Gibson is in at the moment, you'd be nuts thinking anything great would come out of China, at least not yet. Granted, they've certainly got better, but I can still easily tell a Chinese guitar by playing it. They might have gotten better at fit and finish, but they still play like dogs. I'd buy a Gibson branded guitar from Japan (and I have before; look at Orvilles and Orville by Gibsons), but if you're looking for quality I wouldn't even think about getting something from China. Everything there is made to a budget and the workers there really don't give as much of a shit as Japanese or Gibson Custom Shop luthiers. Remember that the people paying $7k for a burst reissue aren't doing it because there aren't cheaper alternatives, they're after high quality guitars.

    All your posts are very doomsday-ish of the guitar industry. Tell me, do you have an underground bunker in your garage and stock up on tinned food?
     
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  12. Lampens

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    Any les paul without a neck crack isn't a real les paul. It's like a rite of passage.
    Any les paul without a neck crack isn't a real les paul. It's like a rite of passage.
     
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  13. mudface

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    What does any of this have to do with Vintage Guitars?..............Or any thing to do with instruments that Gibson has already made?.....
    If Gibson should Fail or Sale has no effect on what they have already produced.........if anything Used prices would go up......Vintage Gibson's, not just the 'Burst market, but all vintage Gibson's would inflate.............not good for buyers (so buy'em now if you can)......and sellers will have to wait a little longer to sell...........Gibson will pay the bills,...they may have to sell off some of those acquired companies.....but that's business.
     
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    Looks a bit like fake one that popped up in Canada some years back that was being passed by a dealer as a "real" burst but was non of the sort!
     
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    I don't disagree with you; we were replying to someone who seems to think that the closure of Gibson would drop the vintage prices. I mean, I'm no economist, but wouldn't that raise the prices?
     
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    Absolutely, not just vintage but I imagine all Gibson instruments would have greater value.
     
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    No one can say what will be valuable in the future. In the near future sure, but long term who knows
     
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    One thing is for damn sure, Gibson can't "pay the bills". I tried to make it clear by saying it is like a person that makes $50,000, and actually brings home $3000/month, having a credit card with 22% interest, and a balance of $600,000. If you knew a person in that situation, You would never say "OH' THEY WILL GET IT ALL PAID OFF ONE OF THESE DAYS". You would say "THAT PERSON IS HOPELESSLY DOOMED, IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE MISSES THE MINIMUM PAYMENT". Gibson owes 13 years of their income. THEY ARE TOAST. The national debt is supposedly the worst thing ever for our children, and the U.S. owes about 20 trillion, or 4 years of total income. Gibson Brands is 3 times worse than that.
     
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    Apples and oranges. Consumers don't have the same protections and options available that big business does. Gibson will restructure it's debt, sell off the underperforming brands / debt, and retain the core guitar making brand. Henry (as owner) or the lenders will lose alot of money, but Gibson will survive.

    The guy above with $600,000 is debt will be damaged goods for a long time.
     
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    Whatever you're smokin', you need to cut it in HALF................i can smell the B.S. from here.............All drama & no facts.
     

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