2019 Custom Shop Reissue Changes Sneak Peek!

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by dleake, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. markguitar

    markguitar MLP Sponsor

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    Gibson didn’t release anything. An employee posted the picture.
     
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    I'm willing to wager the top carve will be deeper, or replicated off a famous burst. Perhaps the logo placement is a sign they might be trying to emulate some of the stuff (also arguably the Braz wood) that Historic Makeovers is doing the custom shop hasn't done yet. Might be silly conjecture, but we shall soon see.
     
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  3. markguitar

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    Top carve was already changed for 2018 and is plenty deep. Both the top and neck carves were scanned from original burst, Carmelita. This was confirmed in a conversation I had with Tom Murphy.
     
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    Correct - a Gibson employee.

     
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    Sorry I wrote this at 4 am :rofl::run:
     
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    The aged or antiquated Gibson logo looks out of place on a brand new guitar. That's that they look like after 25 or 30 years. SNAFU.
     
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    LOL...…..……. :applause:
     
  8. matte

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    honduras mahogany only makes up like 80% of the guitar. isn’t a killer top more important?
     
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    More like 0% is Honduras mahogany....:D

    The mahogany used on Historics today I believe is the Figi variety... which is fine but not true to the original.

    Maple is sourced in the USA.... not as troublesome to obtain.... as of yet.

    And of course Rosewood has become truly difficult to select and obtain.... at least that is what Gibson wants you to believe.

    Personally though..... I really can’t complain..... the Historics I own are fantastic..... wouldn’t sell them off even if they made the Historic with all the correct materials and components....I might buy one,.. but I wouldn’t give up what I already have. :D
     
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  10. matte

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    perfectly serviceable instruments. just not as close to the ogs as some boutique builders get.
     
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    Agreed...:cool:
     
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    19.jpg

    In case anyone hasn't seen it, Gibson Custom posted a pic of what appears to be a '19 reissue on their FB, Twitter, and Instagram.
     
  13. Chris2121

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    So looks like they're sticking with the faded bursts this year then. I could go either way on that....some look really good, and others just look odd and unrealistically aged. The lower bout having little to no burst color at all, while the upper bout is dark and deeply shaded just seems odd if it's not blended/faded just right.

    The example above, and my own (see avatar) are pretty nice though...
     
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    I guess Gibson refuse to get it historically accurate each year even in the age of 3D scanners because then they couldn't claim that this years run is the most hysterically accurate yet? :doh: :jam: :wtf:
     
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    or they’ll get the dimensions right and use the wrong materials.
     
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    035FF468-1F80-47AD-A802-94AE66EE7E0E.jpeg

    :hmm:........:dunno:........:eek2:..........:facepalm:

    :cheers2:
     
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    I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get into the faded tops, especially the darker ones. The one above is okay, but is hit and miss. Gibson should just bring back the sprays of 2014 or maybe the TH’s.
     
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    You'd expect a new owner to do something to distinguish a change in ownership era's. Be glad it wasn't more drastic.
     
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    Let's be clear about this.

    The species used is Swetenia macroplylla.

    Other names for this wood are: Mahogany, Genuine Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany.

    Gibson uses Swetenia Macrophylla that is farmed in Fiji or some place out in the Pacific.

    You can actually invest in this stuff, basically you pay to plant a sapling at a farm, and some fee yearly to cover watering, pruning, etc. Then after (I think) 15 or 25 years, it's cut down and made into lumber and you get a large cut. Kinda cool.

    Yea, this wood is different. Grown quickly in open/uncanopied land, as opposed to slow growth in a rainforest. Soil, air, water different between the locations.

    I have a bunch of Mahogany guitar sets, they really do vary. I'm sure some are plantation grown and some are cut from old tables, or beams, etc.
     
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    What is the deal with these weird half bursts? I've never seen a guitar like that before Gibson started doing it. Is it supposed to replicate some weird ass aging where it was left with the end hanging out of the case for 20 years?
     
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