`13 Historic vs vintage

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by MiAa, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    If Gibson truly wanted to recreate the Originals perfectly today they could. They have plenty of access to the Originals and all the technology to perfectly measure everything needed to do so. Where's the money in that though?

    I'm sure they could even legally source enough Brazilian mahogany and Brazilian rosewood to do some limited runs every year also if they truly wanted.
     
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    Jimmi Senior Member

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    Looking at the prices places on the Brazilian boarded historics, it must be pretty expensive for production...enough to make it not worth it. I think that is the issue with trying to make historically accurate guitars on a mass scale....not good enough return.
     
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    Brazilian rosewood is obviously more expensive but not that much that it couldn't but used in limited quantity runs if truly wanted.

    The reason guitars with Brazilian rosewood are priced so much higher is because most companies don't use it much since it's protected/rare/endangered and a hassle with the Lacey Act. When they do they price gouge the hell out of their customers for it.

    You personally could go out and buy a Brazilian rosewood fretboard blank for under $100. Places like Gibson with sources could get it much cheaper.
     

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