2018 LE Modern Double Cut- another 2015?

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  1. Leotis

    Leotis Senior Member

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    Anyone else think this one is going to make its mark right alongside the 2015 "improvements?"


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    No thanks.... :noway:
     
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    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    Not sure I see the point??? Another case of fixin somethin that ain't broke...
     
  3. Leotis

    Leotis Senior Member

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    Yep.... honestly, it reminds me of the cheap Dean and ESP LTD models that try to loosely resemble Gibson models.
     
  4. TheZ

    TheZ Senior Member

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    If it were $1200 maybe. But not $4000.
     
  5. Lloyd_m

    Lloyd_m Senior Member

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    I do not like it at all, and the price is just plain stupid. But it's one option amongst N available, and a limited one at that. Nothing comparable to the 2015s' improvements (many of which I liked btw) on almost all the USAs made that year.
     
  6. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    I really like them but not at the price.

    If they sold them as a USA version for 1,500-2,000 I`d be in.
     
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  7. El Pablo

    El Pablo Senior Member

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    I too like it. A lot. I just couldn't pay that price, for any guitar.
     
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  8. fleahead

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    Maybe as an Epi for......meh, not.
     
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    Same here, but I think they should've gone with a more appropriate headstock.
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    Ghands Junior Member

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    Just in:
     
  11. Guitaraxe

    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    Neck through would have been cool.
     
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  12. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Looks like my Tak...
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  13. fry

    fry Senior Member

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    That model should be called the Gibson “Meh”...
     
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  14. Bend'n'Slide

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    Firebird reverse headstock with black veneer for the front and a colour to match the body for the recess...?

    I quite like the look of the candy apple red version (and a couple of the other colour options) but they really did need to be a bit more imaginative than something that clearly looked like a Les Paul headstock and neck on body that had Les Paul carving, Les Paul pickup arrangement and Les Paul switch and control positioning...

    The asymmetric double-cut body shape seems fine, in itself, but the whole thing just needed a bit more thought through.

    Oh, and NOT at that price!!

    I do realise that the ‘17 DC was a Custom Shop model but there’s no reason at all that they couldn’t do versions of this in the regular Gibson USA line-up and price them to broadly match the LP Standard / Traditional / Classic (with levels of features to match).

    There’s also clearly scope for HP versions too — which might make even more sense on this (slightly) more modern-looking guitar, including a vibrato bridge option alongside the other HP features.

    Would all that have worked better...?
     
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    I don't think enough people will own them to actually take a survey. Hold on let me put on my Amazing Carnac hat and look into the future. I see ...I see... Modern Double Cuts with steep dealer discounts at the end of the year
     
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  16. MikeyTheCat

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    I really like them but as a $1900 guitar. 4K is insane.
     
  17. Leotis

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    Maybe that's what I have the most issue with...the insane price. I'd probably take a much less critical look at it if it was around $1800.
     
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    I only play guitars that I find attractive, if I don't, it really doesn't matter if it sounds like millions bucks, I won't play it anyway.
    I won't take this even if Gibson was giving them away! So ugly!
     
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  19. Les Paul Newb

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    I remember talking about these on the "2018 rumors" thread. A guy at Sam Ash told me every LP in the 2018 USA lineup was a modern DC.

    Then it became obvious it was ONE model in the custom shop.

    The price is the killer on these. 4K. Id have liked to seen a straight pull through the nut. But the volute, belly cut, and heel I like.

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    Edit: also cool: 24 frets & it's under 9 lbs with no relief.
     
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  20. fleahead

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    It looks like ass. Nuno Bettencort ass. Plain, no imagination. Put together by committee (with HJ as the "committee").

    Wouldn't buy it if it was an Epi for $800. Too many guitars out there to even give this a passing thought.
     

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